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Flexible Safety Unit enables both partial and overall control.

Press Release Summary:

Used to facilitate development of safety circuits for machines and equipment, G9SX-ADA utilizes pulse signal between units that enables configuration of AND logic only by wiring. Unit features expandable I/O points with logical connection function and LED display with failure diagnosis capabilities. With response time under 15 ms, product is available with one- or 2-channel safety input and 2 safety outputs and meets global safety standards.

Original Press Release:

OMRON Launches Type G9SX-ADA Flexible Safety Unit

Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 30, 2005 - OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645; US:OMRNY) a global leader in automation, sensing and control technology, has announced that its Industrial Automation Business Company, (hereafter IAB), will launch the type G9SX-ADA flexible safety unit on October 1, 2005. Flexible safety units ease development of safety circuits for machineries and equipments.

Omron plans to sell 5,000 units in its first year. The price will be 49,000 Japanese Yen per unit.

Features of G9SX-ADA Flexible Safety Unit

1. Easy to expand input/output points with logical connection function.

Can be easily handled when design change for machines and improvement of infrastructure.

2. Partial control and overall control possible

Our original pulse signal between units enables easy configuration of AND logic only by wiring. This makes possible of partial control and overall control, which results in better productivity as well as safety.

3. Adopting semiconductor output

Saves running cost since safety relays will not be necessary even for machines with high frequency switching.

4. Realize failure diagnosis with detailed LED display

When detecting wiring failures and others, it displays where the failure exists, which will save time.

5. Meets global safety standards

It meets international standard IEC - EN61508(SIL3), Europe standard EN954-1 and US standard UL 508 - UL1998.

Basic specifications

Safety input: 1ch or 2ch
Safety instantaneous output: 2
Safety off-delayed output: 2
Off-delay setting time: 0 to 150 seconds
Logical connection input: 2
Logical connection output: 2
Response time: Under 15ms
Dimensions: H100 x W35 x D115


Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation. Established in 1933 and headed by President Hisao Sakuta, Omron has more than 25,000 employees in over 35 countries working to provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields including industrial automation, electronic components industries, and healthcare. The company is divided into five regions and head offices are in Japan (Kyoto), Asia Pacific (Singapore), China (Hong Kong), Europe (Amsterdam) and US (Chicago). The European organisation has its own development and manufacturing facilities, and provides local customer support in all European countries. For more information, visit Omron's Web site at

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