Digital Input Modules decentralize control of up to 64 sensors.

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Rated to IP67, PDP67 F 8DI ION enables decentralized monitoring of all sensors in field to be connected to PNOZmulti configurable control system. Digital input modules enable contact-based as well as electronic sensors to be connected outside control cabinet in accordance with PL e of EN ISO 13849-1 and SIL 3 of EN/IEC 62061. Using one cable for communication and supply, product accommodates up to 64 safe sensors via safe data link.

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Digital Input Modules for the Control System PNOZmulti; Highest Level of Safety for up to 64 Sensors

Ostfildern - The IP67 digital, decentralised input module PDP67 F 8DI ION is now available, enabling a higher number of sensors to be connected safely, even outside the control cabinet. As a result, decentralised monitoring of all sensors in the field can be connected to the configurable control system PNOZmulti.

The digital input modules enable contact-based as well as electronic sensors to be connected outside the control cabinet with as much as ease as inside, in accordance with PL e of EN ISO 13849-1 and SIL 3 of EN/IEC 62061; the unit carries out the required feasibility check. As a result, the PNOZmulti is available as an evaluation device for centralised as well as decentralised sensor technology, with proven configuration and diagnostic functions via the PNOZmulti Configurator.

Communication is via a safe data link, so up to 64 safe sensors can be monitored decentrally. Hardware costs are reduced because this solution manages without a local control cabinet and uses only a single cable for communication and supply. All the benefits of the PNOZmulti product range can be enjoyed - free and easy configuration, rapid diagnostics plus the option to monitor a wide range of safety functions with just one unit.

It's important to note that safety level PL e of EN ISO 13849-1 is only maintained when electronic sensors are used, as these enable a feasibility check. The time needed for this feasibility check must be taken into account in the machine configuration, to ensure that an e-stop is triggered in time in the event of danger.

If contact-based sensors are used, the performance level for a corresponding interface will be assessed as PL c in accordance with the standard EN ISO 13849-1.

Pilz, the company
Currently employing more than 1,300 staff worldwide, Pilz operates internationally as technology leader in automation technology. In this area Pilz is consistently developing a role as a total solutions supplier for safety and control technology.

In addition to the head office in Germany, Pilz is represented by subsidiaries and branch offices in 24 countries.

Products include sensor technology, electronic monitoring relays, automation solutions with motion control, safety relays, programmable safety and control systems and an operating and monitoring range. Safe bus systems, an Ethernet system and industrial wireless systems are also available for industrial networking.

Pilz also provides a comprehensive range of services, including an extensive selection of training courses. The area of consulting and engineering provides a comprehensive, competent service - from plant assessment to risk assessment, through to the safety design and safety sign-off at the customer's premises.

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Adresse: Sichere Automation
Felix-Wankel-Straße 2
73760 Ostfildern

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