Safety Relay Module
Safeguarding people and equipment with a properly designed system that monitors all of your safety devices is a top priority. IDEC offers straightforward, easy to use and highly efficient safety control relay modules in a variety of styles to help meet this need. HR1S safety relays are compact units that monitor safety input devices, allowing machine operation only when all safety controls are working correctly and no hazardous conditions are detected. Supported devices include E-stops, interlock switches, and noncontact safety switches, with light curtains covered on certain models. The HR2S series safety relays provide users with increased functionality and flexibility when designing systems to meet safety requirements.
With the expansion of IoT (Internet of Things) at production sites, the need for a visible indication of the status of control equipment is increasing.
HR6S is a microcomputer based safety relay module which supports a wide variety of connections, input devices, and operating modes that add critical diagnostic and status information to the growing number of manufacturing sites relying on this information.
While most relay modules on the market have no remote connectivity options, HR6S safety relay modules can output twenty different indicators of operational status, errors, and alerts. This unique capability enables supervisory control systems and IoT platforms to easily perform visualization, diagnostics, preventative maintenance, and other analytics.DATASHEET
The first category 2 safety relay module in the industry
Machine safety design is a detailed topic addressed by many regulations and standards, and it is also supported by numerous specialty products and practices.
However, this doesn’t ensure appropriate machine safety measures are always applied. There is a strong tendency among many designers to presume that machinery must come to a full stop when errors are detected. This belief, along with overly conservative interpretations of ISO standards, has led many designers to handle most situations as category 3 or 4, requiring full redundancy. In 2015, ISO 13849 was revised and the requirements for category 2 were updated becoming easier for users incorporate into their machine safety systems.
Instead of mandating full redundancy as with categories 3 or 4, when category 2 is acceptable, only single input connections, less expensive controllers, and single outputs can be used. Design effort is reduced, the safety controllers relay modules are more economical, fewer and less-specialized non-redundant devices can be used, control panel space is saved, and field installation labor is reduced.
The HR1S series of safety control relays provide increased functionality when designing equipment to meet global safety requirements in the U.S. and Europe, while adhering to EN ISO 13849-1 PLe, Safety Cat 4 and EN 62061 SIL 3.