Minneapolis, Minn. — TURCK announces new AS-interface (AS-i) safety monitors manufactured by Bihl+Wiedemann and distributed by TURCK. These safety monitors are required for controlling power availability for machine safety (emergency stop) systems using AS-i Safety@Work.
The safety monitors include a graphical user interface for commissioning and field diagnosis of the safety system, as well as the capability to link multiple Safety@Work circuits together, allowing larger and more complex safety systems to be handled via AS-i. The safety monitor’s configuration is stored on a removable memory card, making it much easier to transfer the configuration to a new unit.
The safety monitors are available as stand-alone units for use with standard AS-i masters and gateways, or as a package with an integrated PROFIBUS ®-DP gateway. The stand-alone safety monitors can be seen as AS-i v2.0, v2.1 and v3.0 slaves, making them accessible to the full range of available AS-i masters.
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