February 18, 2013
Tapeswitch Corp. has released the new PCU programmable safety controller. It offers a fully integrated safety system that unifies the management of all safety products, such as safety switch mats, edges, bumpers, switches, noncontact interlocks, laser scanners, light curtains, two-hand controls, photocells, emergency stops, hand grip switches, encoders, and proximities into one safety system at a CAT 4 safety level.
The system software is capable of PLC functions such as fieldbus input/output, fieldbus probe output, four different types of muting, muting override, guard lock functions, memory operators, counter operations, timer operator, and logical operators. It can be downloaded from a PC to the safety controller via a USB connection.
The controller meets SIL 3 (IEC 61508), SIL CL 3 (EN 62061), PLe (ISO/EN 13849-1), and Category 4 (ISO/EN 13849-1) machine safety requirements.