Machine & Operator Safety
Turck releases CIP Safety Hybrid Safety Block I/O module
October 5, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Oct. 5, 2017 – Turck has added the CIP Safety Hybrid Safety Block I/O module to its lineup of fieldbus technology products.
The hybrid safety concept combines both safety I/O and general purpose I/O in a single, on-machine, remote I/O device. The CIP Safety (TBIP) module expands the existing hybrid safety offering, which already includes an option for PROFIsafe over Profinet. Both IP67 hybrid modules can be adapted to the actual signal requirements of an installation through the use of configurable input/output points and by leveraging the flexibility of IO-Link, says Turck. On the safety side, the hybrid modules offer two safety inputs for connecting safety sensors, such as light curtains or emergency stop buttons. Two additional safety channels can be used as either inputs or outputs. The general purpose (non-safety related) side includes four configurable discrete inputs/outputs capable of switching up to two amps when used as outputs. Two IO-Link master ports are also available, which offer an additional 32 points of configurable discrete I/O when used with Turck IO-Link hubs.