It features 16 safety-rated inputs, eight safety-rated outputs, and a DeviceNet connection that supports both standard and CIP Safety communication. Configuration and programming are accomplished through the built-in USB port.
Since the SmartGuard 600 safety controller is a safety master on the DeviceNet network, it can be used in conjunction with Rockwell Automation Guard I/O modules to expand the number of safety devices the SmartGuard 600 controller can regulate. It can also perform safety interlocking between a GuardLogix, GuardPLC, or other SmartGuard 600 controllers. Because CIP Safety is an extension of DeviceNet, other devices, such as standard PLCs and HMIs, can read data out of the SmartGuard 600 controller for system-level diagnostics and troubleshooting.
Use RSNetWorx for DeviceNet software to configure the network. Using a built-in editor, function block programs for the SmartGuard 600 controller can be written from within RSNetWorx for DeviceNet software. No additional programming software is required. With 10 safety application instructions, plus another dozen logic and timing instructions, powerful yet simple safety control programs can be written.
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