Safety controllers updated with configuration software

Omron STI's G9SP programmable safety controllers have been updated and are now compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems and a free demo version can also be downloaded.

08/25/2011


Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. updated configuration software for Omron STI G9SP Programmable Safety Controllers. This updated G9SP configuration software is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems. A free demo version can be downloaded from www.sti.com enabling users to experience how simple it is to design a safety circuit.

”Using the G9SP’s unique and intuitive programming software users can easily design, verify, standardize and reuse safety control. And because the G9SP isn’t hardwired into the control system, users will benefit from previously unavailable levels of safety system flexibility by quickly and easily reconfiguring the unit when new safety features are added to their set-up,” said Omron STI Product Manager Kenji Kawasaki.

G9SPs are software-based stand-alone controllers that are quickly programmed to satisfy the complex safety control needs of small and mid-sized machines, and are easily reconfigured to solve evolving machine set-up needs. As a result, they are an ideal stand-alone safety control solution in packaging, food and beverage, automotive component, injection molding, and printing applications where customer-driven machine set-up changes demand equally flexible safety solutions.

G9SP programmable safety controllers deliver clear diagnostics and monitoring via Ethernet or Serial connection. They also support direct connection with safety light curtains, safety laser scanners, non-contact switches and safety mats. They are ISO 13849-1(PLe) and IEC61508 (SIL3) certified. G9SP safety controllers can also seamlessly connect to an Omron PLC and communicate using the FINS protocol for a complete Omron control solution platform.

Three base models with a range of I/O options are available to satisfy varied application requirements, and four types of expansion I/O units are available for hard-wired diagnosis or standard signals. The G9SP is available with a simple plug-and-play touchscreen that displays safety I/O error codes and enables users to easily view the status of safety inputs and outputs without the cost of installing and wiring indicator lights. Additionally, an optional Ethernet/IP module turns the G9SP into a complete safety controller solution (kit), and enables programmable devices that follow ODVA guidelines for EtherNet/IP to communicate with G9SP controllers.

www.sti.com

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc.

- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com 

Machine Safety Blog:

http://www.controleng.com/blogs/machine-safety.html



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Learn how to create value with re-use; gain productivity with lean automation and connectivity, and optimize panel design and construction.
Go deep: Automation tackles offshore oil challenges; Ethernet advice; Wireless robotics; Product exclusives; Digital edition exclusives
Lost in the gray scale? How to get effective HMIs; Best practices: Integrate old and new wireless systems; Smart software, networks; Service provider certifications
Fixing PID: Part 2: Tweaking controller strategy; Machine safety networks; Salary survey and career advice; Smart I/O architecture; Product exclusives
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Look at the basics of industrial wireless technologies, wireless concepts, wireless standards, and wireless best practices with Daniel E. Capano of Diversified Technical Services Inc.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.