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Safety Control Module Capabilities with Industrial Press Function & Support for Multiple Fieldbus Protocols

programmable safety controller The samosPRO COMPACT-PLUS programmable safety controller now offers six control function blocks to monitor press contacts, ensuring proper signal sequencing and timing during press operation, and to control press operation during setup, single-stroke, automatic, and cyclic modes.

With this expansion, the samosPRO COMPACT-PLUS safety controllers can deliver cost-effective, critical safety functions for both new and existing industrial press machinery, including eccentric and hydraulic presses, while still delivering all of the critical features of the samosPRO COMPACT. These include: base units with up to 20 safe inputs and eight safe outputs, expandability up to 116 safe inputs and 56 safe outputs, integrated Ethernet ports, and free software for simulation and automatic report generation.

“Using these predesigned press control function blocks allows machine design engineers to easily and cost-effectively add critical safety control functions to both new and existing industrial press systems,” said Martin Lalonde, application engineer at Wieland Electric. “These new function blocks have received TÜV certification, and are compliant with the most recent press safety standards.” 

The expansion of the samosPRO COMPACT-PLUS controller’s communication capabilities enables data exchange over a variety of common industrial networks, including EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT protocols, in addition to PROFINET and ModBus/TCP, to facilitate communication between Ethernet-based field devices in a machine or building engineering network. 

“The addition of EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT to the samosPRO COMPACT-PLUS further extends the flexibility of the controller, allowing machine design engineers to implement all of the benefits associated with a complex integrated industrial fieldbus system at lower cost,” said Martin Lalonde, application engineer at Wieland Electric. “It also maintains its significant expansion capabilities through the addition of more modules.”

The samosPRO COMPACT-PLUS 45mm-wide base modules are designed to control the safety functions of a wide variety of industrial applications and are compatible with the free samosPLAN5+ programming software, which provides design engineers with a simple and intuitive interface, powerful simulation tools, and effective troubleshooting and reporting functions.

See the full specifications on press application function blocks. Learn more about the samosPRO COMPACT-PLUS programmable safety controllers