Sensor bus controller

Jan. 6, 2014
The Flexi Loop safety controller node can cascade up to 32 safety switches and OSSD safety sensors onto one loop — independent of the manufacturer. The Loop uses a single cable with an M12 plug to connect e-stops, sensors, switches, lamps, pushbuttons, and interlocks. This modular safety concept integrates all common fieldbuses, including Ethernet/IP, CANopen, DeviceNet, and Profinet IO. Diagnostic data about each of the sensors connected to the loop can be shared via these gateways.

The Flexi Loop safety controller node can cascade up to 32 safety switches and OSSD safety sensors onto one loop — independent of the manufacturer. The Loop uses a single cable with an M12 plug to connect e-stops, sensors, switches, lamps, pushbuttons, and interlocks. This modular safety concept integrates all common fieldbuses, including Ethernet/IP, CANopen, DeviceNet, and Profinet IO. Diagnostic data about each of the sensors connected to the loop can be shared via these gateways. The Flexi Loop monitors each sensor individually and targets safety applications in the packaging, commercial goods, and electronics and solar industries that require several doors, e-stops, and electro-sensitive protective devices.

SICK Inc., 6900 W. 110th St., Minneapolis, MN 55438, (800) 325-7425, www.sickusa.com

Sponsored Recommendations

Pumps Push the Boundaries of Low Temperature Technology

June 14, 2024
As an integral part of cryotechnology, KNF pumps facilitate scientific advances in cryostats, allowing them to push temperature boundaries and approach absolute zero.

The entire spectrum of drive technology

June 5, 2024
Read exciting stories about all aspects of maxon drive technology in our magazine.

MONITORING RELAYS — TYPES AND APPLICATIONS

May 15, 2024
Production equipment is expensive and needs to be protected against input abnormalities such as voltage, current, frequency, and phase to stay online and in operation for the ...

Solenoid Valve Mechanics: Understanding Force Balance Equations

May 13, 2024
When evaluating a solenoid valve for a particular application, it is important to ensure that the valve can both remain in state and transition between its de-energized and fully...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!