Programmable Safety Controller features Boolean logic.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring expandable design for assembly applications, Model XS26-2 monitors numerous input devices, including e-stop buttons, rope pulls, interlocked guards/gates, optical sensors, and safety mats. Base controller offers 26 inputs and 2 dual safety outputs, allowing user to connect safety devices to single controller instead of multiple relay modules. Supplied in 45 x 110 mm DIN rail housing, controller accepts up to 8 optional expansion modules to monitor up to 128 I/O devices.

Original Press Release:

Compact Programmable Safety Controller Is Expandable For a Wide Range of Assembly Applications

New XS26-2 from Banner Engineering features Boolean logic for programming flexibility

An expandable programmable safety controller featuring small footprint and Boolean logic for high efficiency and flexibility has been introduced by Banner Engineering ( The new XS26-2 Controller monitors numerous input devices including e-stop buttons, rope pulls, enabling devices, protective safety stops, interlocked guards or gates, optical sensors, two-hand controls, and safety mats.

Applications include:

• Automotive

• Packaging

• Aerospace

• Materials Handling

• Quality Control

• Safety

• Automation/Robotics

• Lumber/timber

• Tire/rubber

• Metalworking

• Pharmaceuticals

• Plastics

• Printing

• Food/Beverage

• Electronics

• Appliance

• Medical products

A wide variety of options and configurations allows users to purchase only the capabilities they need, with ability to add on in the future. The base controller already offers 26 inputs and two dual safety outputs, allowing users to connect safety devices to a single controller instead of multiple relay modules. Eight of its 26 inputs can be configured as outputs for efficient terminal utilization.

The base controller can handle up to 8 optional expansion modules to monitor up to 128 I/O devices. It is appropriate for medium and large assembly machines and lines, both manual and automated. Free software included with the controller provides an intuitive, graphical programming environment for easy implementation.

Ease of use features include real-time live display feedback and intuitive functional diagram configuration. Its compact DIN rail housing, only 45mm wide x 110mm tall, conserves control panel space. The controller is certified to Safety Category 4, Performance Level e.

Banner Engineering is a leading manufacturer of vision, photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors, fiber optic assemblies, machine guarding systems, measurement and inspection systems and wireless network products. The company provides local application support worldwide.

Product Sales Contacts:

Corporate Office for EMEA

Banner Engineering BVBA

Attn: Peter Mertens

Tel.: + 32 (0) 2 456 07 80

Fax : + 32 (0) 2 456 07 89 

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