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Helping to monitor safe shutdowns

Joe Bush, Editor

31/08/2012

Tags: News

Phoenix Contact has introduced its new PSR Motionstop safety module in order to help in monitoring safe shutdowns and the movement of drive components.

Standard incremental encoders, safety certified SIL rotary encoders, and proximity switches can be connected to the 35mm wide device, thereby implementing important safety functions in accordance with EN 61800-5-2.

Semiconductor and relay outputs quickly and safely stop dangerous movements if necessary. Up to four different operating modes can be monitored for one machine in connection with external drive components, and the integrated STO (safe torque off), SLS (safely limited speed), SMS (safe speed management), and SDI (safely monitored direction) safety features.

The safety module can be configured with the removable PSR-OP service and display unit. This is not required for the basic device to function, meaning that a remotely operated PSR OP unit has maximum protection from manipulation and offers cost advantages over the use of several basic devices. The safety module is suitable for applications up to SIL 3 in accordance with EN 61508 and EN IEC 62061 and PLe in accordance with EN ISO 13849-1.

Phoenix Contact

www.phoenixcontact.co.uk

T: 0845 881 2222

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