New I/O module for safety applications

BELDEN has brought out a new I/O module in its Lumberg Automation range specifically for the decentralised Fieldbus system LioN-Link.

The module (0942 UEM 612) meets protection class requirements IP67 and has four digital M12 slots with a higher limit on the output voltage permitting 2A per line and 6A in total.

These outputs are designed for safety-related applications up to performance level D making this I/O module particularly suitable for failsafe control of actuators or – following a complete switch-off of the 24V output power supply – reliable emergency OFF functions.

Terminal equipment can be connected directly to the I/O module so there is no need for terminal boxes, which are comparatively expensive and complicated to install.

Depending on the selected LioN-Link bus coupler, this I/O module can be used in Profinet, Profibus, DeviceNet or CANopen networks. Setting up the modules is practically foolproof, because LioN-Link systems do not use slave address assignments and also do not require terminating resistors.

The module’s other features include a temperature range of 10° C to +60°C, high vibration and shock resistance plus a power supply configured for a voltage range of 19 to 30V DC. 

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