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Article | September 13, 2012
Pepperl + Fuchs: AS-Interface safety module
Applying a strict “less is better” design philosophy, Pepperl+Fuchs’ G10 safety modules reduce the complexity and cost of any safety installation, and supports high modularity, enabling OEMs to transform any conventional safety device into an AS-Interface networking solution, further reducing inventory requirements and simplifying machine designs.
Said to be the world’s smallest AS-Interface safety module with IP67 protection, the ultra-compact G10 modules feature a single-piece design that delivers unobtrusive simplicity and superior long-term reliability when compared with complex multi-part safety module designs. With innovative Connect & Done technology the 40 mm x 27 mm x 22mm housing can be placed directly inside a cable tray, eliminating mounting requirements in many applications.
Also with its Connect & Done technology, adding safety devices to any setup using the G10 safety module takes only minutes. And it is irrelevant if magnetic door switches, e-stops or key operated door switches are necessary.
A single two-conductor AS-Interface flat cable can hold up to 31 dry-contact safety devices of any kind. Safety data is directly passed on to a conventional PLC where detailed diagnostics can take place. Because all safe operations are handled through Safety at Work costly safety PLCs are never needed, further reducing the cost of the system.
The robust, single-piece G10 housing features a unique pivot-top design, the highest grade gold plated piercing needles, and best-in-class electronic designs.
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