According to Banner, the SC22-3 dramatically reduces the time and complexity of interfacing multiple safety functions and devices by incorporating them into one easily-configurable device. The controller’s click-and-go system offers simple configuration for safeguarding functions on a computer, through use of Windows XP or 2000 on a PC using a USB cable, or by using the XM card and programming tool.
The device’s built-in front panel LCD screen and bright LED indicators provide status updates for simple monitoring and troubleshooting.
‘The SC22-3 easily replaces several traditional safety modules by combining multiple safety and non-safety device functions into one cost-effective and time-efficient device,’ explains Banner’s technical manager for safety products, Mike Carlson. ‘The SC22-3 allows muting, bypassing and additional functions, and provides exceptional diagnostics and the versatility to accommodate a wide range of input devices from Banner or other manufacturers,’ Mike continues. ‘This safety controller ensures maximum safety while minimising installation and troubleshooting time, automatically detecting faulty devices or wiring configuration errors to locate and clear faults in the system,’ he adds.
The SC22-3 is easily programmed using the PC interface, or the controller’s onboard interface, by defining each device and assigning a combination of three independent safety outputs for each device to control. Users can quickly create and document, complex safety logic configurations, incorporating multiple safety inputs and outputs in minutes. The SC22-3 also provides 14 types of safety and non-safety input device category choices, and several dual and single channel circuit types can be used.
This safety controller is ideal for integrating light curtains, muting functions, on/off switches, and numerous other safety and non-safety input devices. It is suited for a wide variety of uses in guarding entry/exit points, operator load/unload applications, and other applications where operator and machine safety is critical.
Other features include allowing configurations to be stored on a hard drive, flash drive, CD or emailed as an attachment, advanced diagnostics by monitoring input, output and system properties, and a new click-and-go system to easily configure safeguarding functions for monitoring output status functions.RET Automation Controls T +27 011 4532468 www.retautomation.com