Rockwell Automation announces Guardmaster 440C-CR30 Safety Relay |

Rockwell Automation announces Guardmaster 440C-CR30 Safety Relay

Rockwell Automation announces Guardmaster 440C-CR30 Safety Relay

July 10, 2014 - The Allen-Bradley Guardmaster 440C-CR30 is a flexible, cost-effective and easy-to-use configurable safety relay ideal for applications requiring 4 to 10 safety circuits and control of up to 5 zones. The Guardmaster 440C-CR30 is configured through Connected Components Workbench (CCW) software–the same “free” programming environment used by the Micro 800 family of controllers, PanelView component HMIs and PowerFlex drives– for simple and seamless programming of standard and safety logic in separate devices.

The distinct graphical user interface and drag-and-drop capabilities of CCW help guide users through a simple process of selecting certified safety function blocks for the 440C-CR30. This means users can create, control and monitor a safety system in the same software environment as their standard control, resulting in increased productivity and reduced programming time.
An embedded Modbus interface allows the Guardmaster 440C-CR30 to easily communicate diagnostic data to an Allen-Bradley Micro 800 PLC &  PanelView Component. By leveraging the features of CCW and the embedded communication capabilities of the Guardmaster 440C-CR30, users can monitor, troubleshoot and modify their applications quickly and easily for increased uptime. Five status and 16 user configurable LEDs on the Guardmaster 440C-CR30 relay’s faceplate provide local diagnostics to further aid in status reporting and troubleshooting.

The Allen-Bradley Guardmaster 440C-CR30 helps optimise panel space with 22 on-board configurable safety I/O points in a 110mm footprint and provides a flexible solution for applications requiring multiple safety zones. Without increasing the footprint, the 440C-CR30 can also be expanded with two standard Micro 800 plug-in modules to support 16 additional standard I/O points, saving valuable safety I/O points for your safety system.


According to Paul Costantin, business manager, components - south pacific, Rockwell Automation, “The free CCW safety application enables users to deploy complex safety functions quickly and simply through an intuitive logic editor that uses TUV certified function blocks. While the compact hardware design and IO flexibility means that the 440C can be used in standalone safety functions as well as applications requiring multiple safety functions and zones.”

“Combining these capabilities with the ability to develop your standard logic and visualisation out of the same CCW software package means that the 440C offers a level of integration and diagnostics visualisation that is invaluable for machine builders, safety integrators and end user’s alike,” said Costantin.

About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.