Banner Engineering Safety controllers with Profinet communication
Profinet communication has been added to the SC26-2 and XS26-2 safety controllers. The SC26-2 configurable safety controller is used to monitor multiple safety and non-safety input devices, providing safe stop and start functions for machines with hazardous motion. The XS26-2 is a scalable version of the SC26-2 capable of supporting up to eight expansion I/O modules. The addition of the Profinet industrial protocol to these safety controllers enables communication channels to any connected devices that use the Profinet standard, including devices from other manufacturers. This functionality matches the capabilities available for EtherNet/IP, Modbus/TCP or PCCC. These models can be configured with up to 256 virtual status outputs.