Turck Australia has expanded its portfolio of safety I/O components with
the introduction of TBPN and TBIP block I/O modules for Profisafe and CIP
The robust IP67/IP69K modules provide safety input and output signals
directly from the field to the safety controller. The modules can alternatively
be used as decentralised safety controllers in the field. This function optimises
modular machinery and also applications in which long bus cycle times to the
central controller would require greater safety distances.
Safety functions can also be tested offline with the local safety
controller function before the machine or the machine module communicates with
a central controller. Commissioning work is considerably faster when the
devices are used in combination with a custom web server.
Key features of the new Turck block I/O devices include four safety
inputs and four universal inputs or outputs (FDX) provided in the field; flexible
FDX ports enabling optimum coverage of individual safety signal requirements of
any application; usable for applications up to PL e, category 4, in safety
circuits up to SILCL 3; actuators provided with 2 amps per output, with up to 9
amps in total; and protection to IP65/ IP67/ IP69K and extended operating
temperature range from -40¡C to +70¡C to withstand harsh environments.