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Phoenix Contact's PSR-TRISAFE/S

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Phoenix Contact's PSR-TRISAFE/S

The PSR-TRISAFE is a safety controller that saves space and time while reducing risk and costs. The TRISAFE can monitor an entire safety circuit, from emergency stops to safety doors, in a machine or plant. It is rated to the latest international machine safety standards. It has 20 safety inputs and four Category 4 safety outputs. Using the free SAFECONF software package makes it easy to configure the TRISAFE. TRISAFE and the simple SAFECONF software make it easy for the designer to develop the safety project, compile it and run the simulation. The software's drag-and-drop interface does not require any programming experience. The designer can create or modify projects using the simulation mode to verify programming without ever connecting to the hardware or wiring the I/O. Since SAFECONF can be downloaded free without even purchasing the TRISAFE, the software provides a no-risk, no-charge test drive. TRISAFE's compact size and four Category 4 outputs reduce space requirements. The hardware is just 67.5 mm wide, occupying 50 percent less DIN rail space than similar products available, while still offering the same amount of I/O. Each single safety output is rated for Safety Category 4/Performance Level "e" in accordance with EN954-1/ISO 13849-1. Other products currently available must use two safety outputs to reach safety category 4. The designer saves 50 percent on the required safety output point count when building a dangerous machine. Most safety controllers require complex software with expensive licensing fees, but SAFECONF is both simple and free.

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