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Safety Controllers handle multiple devices.

Press Release Summary:

Configurable UE 440 is suited for implementation of safety applications such as simultaneous safeguarding of multiple robot cells, while UE 470 is designed for press brake applications. Both feature 15 single-channel inputs, up to 7 of which can be configured as 2-channel inputs. Safe connections for electro-sensitive protective equipment can support configuration and diagnostics, while 8 outputs allow individual control of downstream components.

Original Press Release:

SICK Introduces Cost-effective Advanced Safety Controllers

UE 440 and UE 470 provide safe control for applications that use multiple safety devices

Minneapolis, Minn. - August 16, 2005 - SICK, one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications, today announced its new UE 100 Series of Safety Controllers. The UE 440 and UE 470 offer customers a mid range safety controller with more advanced functions and flexibility than a safety relay, but without the complexity and cost of using a safety PLC.

Applications for the UE 100 Series Safety Controller are applicable in virtually every market.

The UE 440 is a configurable safety controller for comprehensive implementation of safety applications, such as safeguarding multiple robot cells at the same time. The UE 470 is specifically designed for the safety requirements of press brake applications. Among other features, they offer 15 single-channel inputs, of which up to seven can be configured as two-channel inputs. Two safe connections (Cat. 4, SIL 3) for electro-sensitive protective equipment from SICK can support configuration and diagnostics. Eight outputs, of which two are safe output pairs, allow individual control of downstream plant components. UE 440/470 Safety Controllers are characterised by low engineering and initial costs per input and output, lower wiring costs, and optimum user-friendliness during operation, troubleshooting or when making modifications.

The UE 440/470 are rated Category 4, according to EN 954-1, and SIL 3, according to IEC 61 508. The emergency stop function is rated stop Category 0 or 1, in accordance with EN 418.

About SICK

SICK is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With nearly 450 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the semiconductor, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide

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