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New Products – March 2017

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Safety over IO-Link

Balluff Inc. is pleased to announce the industry’s first and unique functional safety solution that combines PROFIsafe with IO-Link. The Balluff safety I/O hub utilizes a black channel tunneling principle to communicate with a PROFIsafe controller via a Balluff PROFINET IO-Link master. When used in conjunction with a PROFIsafe controller, the PROFIsafe IO-Link safety I/O hub can achieve Safety Integrity Level (SIL) CL 3 according to EN/IEC 62061 or Safety Performance Level (PL) e according to ISO 13849-1.


Banner Adds PROFINET to Safety Controllers

Banner Engineering announces the addition of PROFINET communication to their popular SC26-2 and XS26-2 safety controllers. The SC26-2 is a versatile, easy-to-use, and configurable safety controller used to monitor multiple safety and non-safety input devices, providing safe stop and start functions for machines with hazardous motion. The XS26-2 is a scalable version of the SC26-2 capable of supporting up to eight expansion I/O modules. The addition of the PROFINET industrial protocol to these safety controllers enables simple and robust communication channels to any connected devices that use the PROFINET standard, including devices from other manufacturers.


Leuze electronic presents measuring light curtain with Profinet

With the new model of the CML 700i PROFINET measuring light curtain in IP65 housing, Leuze electronic continues the development of this series in the direction of flexible communication. A model with built-in Profinet interface is now available. The control unit, is integrated in the receiver unit, eliminating the need for additional devices and software. Configuration is carried out directly via the large display, using Leuze Sensor Studio or directly via the GSDML file in the control, which saves all of the settings and makes it possible for devices to be replaced without having to re-configure.

 


Switches for Automation under Harsh Ambient Conditions

Phoenix Contact is extending its range of Managed Switches for automation tasks with new versions 2200 and 2300 in the FL Switch 2000 product range.

They are suitable for the flexible construction of robust and failsafe networks in systems manufacturing, in the infrastructure and process industry, as well as in maritime applications.

The switches can be used in Ex Zone 2 according to ATEX and IECEx and have shipbuilding approvals GL/DNV, ABS, LR, BV, and RINA. An extended temperature range of -40°C to + 70°C and redundant power supply also enable use under harsh ambient conditions. For a high data throughput, Gigabit variant 2300 is available.

Just like the FL Switch 2000 product range, the new versions offer functions for easy and flexible startup. The switches have the necessary management functions for PROFINET and EtherNet/IP applications.


Renesas Updates its TPS-1 Solution to for PROFINET IRT

Renesas Electronics Europe announced a new evaluation board for the Renesas TPS-1 PROFINET IRT Device Chip as well as a new host driver based on the Renesas Synergy Platform. The new evaluation board enables a low cost entry for evaluation of the TPS-1 PROFINET IRT Device Chip. With the expansion of host driver line-up, Renesas provides users with wider choice of ready-to-use host processors and more flexibility to implement the Renesas microcontroller (MCU) in a way that exactly fits the requirements of their application.


More Digitization Down to the Field Level with PROFINET

With Version 9 of its Simatic PCS 7 process control system, Siemens is opening up scope for new perspectives to plant operators in the process industries and creating an additional building block en route for the Digital Enterprise. Version 9 of the Simatic PCS 7 process control system supports the world leading Industrial Ethernet standard PROFINET with two new distributed I/O lines for greater digitization right down to the field level, as well as extensive new software functionality.


New Servo Drive System for Machine Builders

With its Sinamics S210 converter designed specifically for use with the newly developed Simotics S-1FK2 motors, Siemens is offering a new servo drive system in five power classes ranging from 50 to 750 watts. The converters come with integrated safety functions and enable rapid engineering. They are connected to the higher-level controller over PROFINET and allow simple commissioning using a web server and one-button tuning.


WAGO PFC200 Controller Family Adds PROFIBUS-DP Master Interface

Adding the new PROFIBUS controller with DP Master interface gives WAGO’s PFC200 Controller family additional capabilities. This compact controller readily collects and processes data in industrial environments via a PROFIBUS network with various subscribers. It then provides high-speed communication with sensors and actuators in various machines and systems. In addition to a standard controller, an extended-temperature variation of WAGO’s PFC200 with PROFIBUS Master interface also joins the range.

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