Safety Monitors Allow Complex Systems to be Handled with AS-interface

New Safety Monitors Allow Complex Systems to be Handled with AS-interface ®



Minneapolis, Minn. – TURCK announces new AS-interface (AS-i) safety monitors manufactured by Bihl+Wiedemann and distributed by TURCK. These safety monitors are required for controlling power availability for machine safety (emergency stop) systems using AS-i Safety@Work.


The safety monitors include a graphical user interface for commissioning and field diagnosis of the safety system, as well as the capability to link multiple Safety@Work circuits together, allowing larger and more complex safety systems to be handled via AS-i. The safety monitor’s configuration is stored on a removable memory card, making it much easier to transfer the configuration to a new unit.


The safety monitors are available as stand-alone units for use with standard AS-i masters and gateways, or as a package with an integrated PROFIBUS ®-DP gateway. The stand-alone safety monitors can be seen as AS-i v2.0, v2.1 and v3.0 slaves, making them accessible to the full range of available AS-i masters.


TURCK is the authorized supplier of all Bihl+Wiedemann AS-i products in North America. TURCK is an industry leader providing superior quality sensing, connectivity and network products to help manufacturers improve their automated processes. For other TURCK product or technical information, contact:


1-800-544-7769 ? www.turck.com ? turckusa@nullturck.com


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