New Integrated Safety Mat Control System
Tapeswitch CorporationPosted 02/12/2013
The Integrated Safety Mat Control System With Programmable PCU Safety Controller For Area Guarding
Tapeswitch Corporation recently launched The New PCU Programmable Safety Controller, which will further expand its area guarding safety mat control systems with programmable logic control functions and multiple device machine safety system integration.
Tapeswitch Corporation safety control mats used for area guarding around machinery actuate machine shutdown and are available in ControlmatTM (abrasion resistant), ArmormatTM (impact resistant), SafetyZone (molded, parallel plated), and DiamondPlate (capable of heavy traffic up to 20,000 lbs). They are available in standard sizes as well as custom manufacture to cut-outs, size, lead location and lengths and large area multiple mat sensing systems.
Tapeswitch Corporation releases the NEW PCU programmable safety controller that further extends robust safety system capabilities to include multiple safety product systems integration, programmable logic control functions and software. The PCU offers a fully integrated safety system solution that unifies the programming of all safety products, such as safety switch mats, edges, bumpers, switches, non-contact interlocks, laser scanners, light curtains, two hand controls, photocells, emergency stops, hand grip switches, encoders and proximities for safety speed control etc. into one multiple safety product solution.
The system is capable of multiple product safety integration and programmable logic control functions, such as fieldbus input/output, fieldbus probe output, 4 different types of muting, muting override, guard lock functions, memory operators, counter operations, timer operator, logical operators, and more.
The NEW PCU SYSTEM is available in expandable configurations of the following components as applicable to the particular machine safety system requirements, which is centered around the main standalone unit, the PCU/1, configured from PC through a USB interface using the PSD software and the PCUEU/1 (for 12 input, 8 test output) input expansion units for its 4-wire safety device products.
The system is further expandable depending on your full safety system solution with additional available system components, including :
- The PCU8I2/1 I/O (for 8 inputs / 2 double OSSD), PCU8IE/1 (for 8 inputs), PCU16IE/1 (for 16 inputs) input expansion units
- The PCU2E/1 (for 2 double OSSD) and PCU4E/1 (for 4 double OSSD) output expansion units
- The in PCU2SR/1 (for 2 relays) and PCU4SR/1 (4 relays) as safety (guided contact) relay modules
- The additional fieldbus integration expansion units for diagnostics and data communication, including The PCUBUS/1 (Profibus DP), PCUCI/1 (CANopen), PCUDNI/1 (DeviceNET), PCUECI/1 (Ethernet),PCUUSB/1 (USB) and accessory options, such as the PCUMCM/1 external configuration memory, PCUECI/1 connector for 5-way communication, PCUCUSBC.1 USB cable for connection to PC.
The Safety mat control system meets Category 3 safety system requirements.