SAFETY CONTROLLER INTERFACES
SICK has announced the UE4457 and UE4427 remote Safety Controller product line as part of its safety interface product lines. The IP67 enclosure rating of the UE4457 and UE4427 remote controllers provides the ability for on-machine mounting using quick-disconnect technology rather than consuming panel space.
The controllers are remote I/O devices that also incorporate safety-rated controller functionality. Units feature 6 dual channel safety capable inputs that may also function as single channel inputs, 12 test/signal outputs and 2 bipolar safety-capable outputs.
The UE4457 variant also supports 2 safety data link (SDL) connections that can be used in conjunction with intelligent SICK safety products such as the C4000, S300 Advanced, S3000 and M4000 Advanced to provide additional functionality (e.g. switching field sets or user modes). Configuration of the UE4457 and UE4427 remote controllers is accomplished using function block programming via SICK’s Configuration and Diagnostic Software (CDS) or via SICK EasySCT Software.