Enables seamless integration of safety functionality and safety light curtains into the users main control network

TWINSBURG, OH – Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the VAA-2E-G4-SE AS-Interface Safety at Work module. This IP67 rated AS-Interface safety module features two inputs for connection of a non-contact Type 4 safety device according to EN 61496-1. It powers safety light curtains via the flat, black AS-Interface cable, and allows the connection of standard PNP sensors for muting applications. The module is NFPA79:2002 and IEC61508 approved, cUL listed and carries the CE mark.

“AS-Interface Safety at Work has historically been used with safety inputs offering single or dual redundant dry contacts, such as emergency stop switches and gate interlock switches. This module changes that, and significantly expands Pepperl+Fuchs’ offering of AS-Interface nodes for safety applications by supporting safety devices with electronic OSSD’s (Output Signal Switching Device), such as safety light curtains,” said Helge Hornis, Intelligent Systems Manager for Pepperl+Fuchs.

AS-Interface Safety at Work is compatible with all major industrial control networks. This allows VAA-2E-G4-SE module users to select the optimum light curtain for their specific application needs while still being able to interface it to their control network of choice. This makes possible the virtually unrestricted use of safety light curtains on DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP and Profibus networks.

Pepperl+Fuchs is a world leader in the design, manufacture and application of high quality factory and process automation products and services. Pepperl+Fuchs pioneered the development of proximity sensors 45 years ago, and has set the standard for innovation and quality ever since.

For more information contact: Pepperl+Fuchs, 1600 Enterprise Parkway, Twinsburg, OH 44087; (330) 486-0001; fax: (330) 405-4710; [email protected];

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