CIP Safety Module
By DE StaffMotion Control Machine Building
Mitsubishi MELSEC iQ-R Series complies with EN ISO 13849-1, Category 4 PL e, and IEC 61508 SIL 3 standards.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. announced its MELSEC iQ-R Series CIP Safety Module compatible with a range devices, including third-party robots, VFDs, and safety I/O and interlocks. CIP Safety defines a set of rules and mechanisms for exchanging safety-related information between devices in a network. The module occupies a dual slot on an iQ-R PLC rack and is compatible with both EtherNet/IP and CIP Safety protocols. It complies with international safety standards EN ISO 13849-1, Category 4 PL e, and IEC 61508 SIL 3 and has been tested with various third-party robots, PLC peer-to-peer communication, gate switches, area scanners, VFDs, and remote I/O. The iQ-R CIP Safety module is most widely used in Packaging and Automotive industries but can be applied in systems requiring safe communication.