Programmable Safety Controller helps simplify designs.

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Controlling safety functions for diverse industrial applications, 45 mm wide samos® PRO COMPACT features 16 safe inputs, 4 safe outputs, and 4 configurable safe inputs/outputs. Modular expandability supports up to 168 safe I/O. Complemented by samos PLAN5+ tool for facilitated and flexible programming, controller uses SD program memory card format and has integrated USB and Ethernet interfaces. Switching capacity is 4 A at each system output, and operating range is -25 to +65°C.

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Wieland Electric's samos® PRO COMPACT Delivers Advanced Safety Features in a Compact, Cost-Effective Package

samos® PRO COMPACT – Power in Safety - The next generation safety controller

ONTARIO, CANADA – Wieland Electric Inc., a leading global manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, has developed the next generation of its samosPRO programmable safety controller, the samos®PRO COMPACT. With a width of only 45mm, the compact module simplifies safety solutions, while controlling safety functions for a wide variety of industrial applications. It is complemented by a free programming tool, samos® PLAN5+, making programming even simpler, safer and more flexible.

“With the samos® PRO COMPACT, Wieland Electric has created a standard for automation, which will set a new benchmark in time and cost savings,” said Martin Lalonde, application engineer at Wieland Electric. “With modular expandability up to 168 safe I/O, the samos® PRO COMPACT can be used to implement safety controls for a wide range of machine applications.”

Compact, efficient, safe

The compact module packs a punch, with 16 safe inputs, four safe outputs, and four configurable safe inputs/outputs. The SD program memory card format is easy to handle, and saves time during commissioning, copying, and maintenance. Furthermore, an extensive library of certified, powerful function blocks is available for programming the system using the free samos® PLAN5+ software tool.

Powerful and communicative

The samos® PRO COMPACT’s integrated USB and Ethernet interfaces enable system access at any time. Industrial Ethernet protocols are integrated in the base module, and additional gateways are available. The online diagnostics and system logbook integrated into the samos® PLAN5+ tool provide user support for remote maintenance of the system.

The rugged samos® PRO COMPACT can be used under harsh ambient conditions, with a switching capacity of 4A at each system output and an operating temperature range of -25°C to +65°C.

The samos® PLAN5+ enables standard-compliant documentation of the machine by issuing a tailored report. The module meets all relevant safety standards, including SIL CL 3 according to EN 62061 and PL e / category 4 according to EN ISO 13849-1. The samos® PRO COMPACT is cULus certified.

Product datasheets, specifications and other technical information for the samos® PRO COMPACT can be downloaded from the Wieland website at: For more information about Wieland Electric’s machine safety products, call 1-800-WIELAND (1-800-943-5263), or visit the website at:

About Wieland

Wieland Electric Inc., founded in 1910, is a leading global manufacturer of electrical interconnect technology products. Headquartered in Germany with a North American Operations Center and subsidiaries throughout the world, Wieland Electric has 2200 employees in more than 70 countries to service worldwide customers. Wieland provides solutions to the industrial & building automation, wind, solar, HVAC, and power generation markets.  Local inventory, value-added services and technical resources at the North American Operations Center support a national sales and distribution channel. Wieland is ISO 9001 certified.

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