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NX-Series Safety Control Units – New Stand-Alone, Expandable Solution From Omron Connects Directly to Any Safety Device
OMRON Automation - Americas Posted 09/18/2015
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL– Omron Automation and Safety has expanded its family of Safety Controllers with a stand-alone version of the NX-series Safety Controllers that uses Safety over EtherNet/IP for a powerful, modular and easily commissioned safety controller that can be efficiently adapted to a wide range of safety applications. The expandable design provides a highly scalable solution, making it ideal for compact systems with just a few I/Os, as well as for larger applications that require up to 256 I/O points. The system is configured with Sysmac Studio software using a special stand-alone safety version, or the full suite of automation software.
The NX-series Safety Control Unit’s inputs support direct connectivity to any kind of safety device: safety light curtains, scanners, interlocking devices, non-contact sensors, electromechanical switches, safety mats, safety bumpers, enabling switches, and more. The unit’s outputs support any type of safety actuator from safety relays and safety contactors to inverters or other drives with built-in safety torque off (STO) functionality. The new EtherNet/IP coupler supports the stand-alone system with two EtherNet/IP ports to provide a simple-to-use communications platform that can share all system status information with other devices. The stand-alone NX-series Safety Controller is compatible with any device that communicates over the EtherNet/IP network, including those from suppliers other than Omron. The Sysmac Studio software offers machine builders full control over the Omron portion of their automation system with a single software tool for the entire machine or production cell.
About Omron Automation and Safety
Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a multi-billion-dollar, diversified company with business units producing industrial automation products, electronic components, healthcare equipment, and social systems. Omron Automation and Safety is a global leader providing complete automation solutions for industrial applications. The Pan-American headquarters is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.