DeviceNet Safety Products

July 1, 2005
The Allen-Bradley DeviceNet Safety scanner and I/O enable safety and standard devices to be placed on a single network, simplifying control system design in complex applications such as those commonly found in the automotive, semiconductor, packaging, food and beverage industries.

The DeviceNet Safety products meet the DeviceNet Safety specification published by the Open DeviceNet Vendor Association this year. As a result, the devices are designed to help assure fail-safe communication between safety nodes such as safety PLCs, I/O blocks and the safety devices wired to them. The DeviceNet Safety Scanner connects directly to the Allen-Bradley GuardPLC, allowing the controller to send and receive information from a broad spectrum of both standard and safety devices on a single DeviceNet network. The DeviceNet Safety Scanner and I/O modules are TÜV-certified for up to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 and Category 4, and feature configurable solid-state outputs, making them well suited for highly distributed applications.