- March 19, 2016
- Pilz Automation Safety L.P.
March 19, 2016 - Pilz releases Safety Device Diagnostics system that includes a fieldbus module, junction and PSEN safe sensor technology.
Safety Device Diagnostics provides data such as partial operation, voltage spikes and dips, temperature effects, switching cycles, bounce and RFID identification as diagnostic information. All the additional diagnostic data provided by each sensor makes preventive maintenance easier, which in turn keeps downtimes to a minimum.
Simple remote maintenance is available via a web server. The integrated display on the fieldbus module also ensures that information is available not only on machine monitors but also directly in the control cabinet. The fieldbus module provides a single interface for the plant bus for all connected safety devices, helping to minimise installation work. Third-party devices can also be connected directly via the integrated I/Os. Safety Device Diagnostics is also expandable, supporting a modular machine structure. With Safety Device Diagnostics, the same sensors can be used for conventional wiring or for Safety Device Diagnostics.
The safety-related structure is always maintained because conventional signal contacts such as the coded safety switch PSENcode slimline design from Pilz are activated for this purpose by the Safety Device Diagnostics fieldbus module.
Safety Device Diagnostics also enables fast, simple installation thanks to series field connection. The combination of "Sensor Device Diagnostics" and safety relay PNOZ from Pilz, e.g. PNOZx or PNOZsigma, provides a complete, economical solution.