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Weidmuller releases UR20-PF-O power-feed safety modules

August 172016
Weidmuller releases UR20-PF-O power-feed safety modules

August 12, 2016 — Weidmuller announces the release of the u-remote Safe Power-feed Modules. These compact safety modules feature integrated functionality to safely switch off power to all modules that are within a safety segment, and are designed to eliminate the need for a safety controller. These modules meet stringent machine safety standards that include SIL 3 CL and Category 4 PL e.

The UR20-PF-O safe power-feed modules safely switch off the power to all output modules when supplied from the safe power-feed slice. This function creates a “safety segment” that is managed locally by the UR20-PF-O safe power-feed module. The safety rated input works together with pulsed inputs to detect broken wires and short circuits. These safe power-feed modules go beyond standard safety relays by providing real-time feedback on which safety circuit is down.

Weidmuller’s UR20-PF-O safe power-feed modules can be used in complex automation solutions by cascading multiple safe power-feed modules together. Available in 1 input, 2 inputs, or 2 inputs with delay, the UR20-PF-O safe power-feed modules can offer cost savings for a wide range of safety-related equipment. One UR20-PF-O module can manage up to 12 switchable output modules versus the more expensive system design that requires a safety module for each output module.

With safety levels of SIL 3 CL as per DIN EN IEC 62061, and Category 4 PL e as per DIN EN ISO 13849-1, Weidmuller’s UR20-PF-O safe power-feed modules offer a high degree of machine safety protection.

About Weidmuller

Weidmuller supports customers and partners around the world with products, solutions and services in the industrial environment of power, signal and data. The company develops innovative, sustainable and useful solutions that set standards in Industrial Connectivity today and continually work toward providing solutions for the technology challenges of tomorrow. The Weidmuller Group owns manufacturing plants, sales companies and representatives in more than 80 countries.