Versatile yet easy to use, the new G9SP software-based modular safety controllers from Omron offer a convenient approach to implementing dependable safety systems with a low total cost of ownership.

The new controllers fully satisfy the needs of today’s users for flexibility as, unlike hard-wired safety systems, they can be reconfigured quickly and inexpensively when requirements change.

Ideally suited to applications on small to medium sized machines or retro-fitting additional safety control to an existing machine, G9SP controllers are available in models with 20/8, 10/16 and 10/4 safety inputs and outputs. These units are complemented by a series of expansion modules that can be used to add conventional inputs and outputs to the controllers.

Optional Ethernet or RS232 interfaces make the G9SP controllers easy to integrate with modern control systems, allowing the I/O and status condition to be easily mapped to the machine control system, providing a seamless interface between safety and control on your machine. Programs can also be stored on removable memory cassettes for easy transfer between controllers – an important benefit for series production applications or in case of replacement.

The controllers feature function-block programming with certified function blocks pre-loaded for all common applications including, for example, non-contact switch, single-beam sensor and safety light curtains. User-defined function blocks are also supported and are fast and easy to develop and test, providing complete flexibility for the user.

The programming software supplied by Omron for use with G9SP controllers features an intuitive user interface and provides step-by-step guidance through every stage of the design process. Also incorporated are a simulation tool that allows the functioning of the safety system to be fully evaluated and proved before the system goes live, and a powerful diagnostic system for rapid troubleshooting.

Offering faster, easier integration than hard-wired safety systems, as well as greatly reduced set-up time, G9SP modular software-based safety controllers from Omron comply fully with the requirements of EN ISO 13849-1 (PLe).

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