MINNEAPOLIS — February 22, 2011 — Banner Engineering Corp. introduces a software/firmware upgrade for the SC22-3 and SC22-3E safety controller. Version 3.0 is the result of customer and sales feedback for enhanced functionality to the controller. The SC22-3/-3E is a totally configurable safety module that monitors numerous safety devices such as E-stop buttons, interlocking switches, safety light screens, two-hand controls and rope pull switches. There are several additions and changes to the popular safety controller software/firmware, including:
* Adjustable Valve (Device) Monitoring (adjustable from 100 ms to 5 sec.)
* Two methods to Cancel OFF-Delay
* "Cancel OFF-Delay", "Bypass", and "Track Input Fault" Status outputs
* "Notes" document tab that allows the user to document information, such as machine ID and location, record changes to the configuration, etc.
* ON/OFF input now has the option to control just a Status Output
* Additional functionality in Muting and Bypassing options.
"The SC22-3 and 3E have been good products for us since we first introduced them because of their versatility and cost-effectiveness. We've been listening to our customers and our sales force, and thanks to their feedback, we've developed and implemented changes to the software and firmware resulting in an even better safety controller," said Mike Carlson, Safety Products Marketing Manager at Banner Engineering. "Adjustable Valve Monitoring, which helps detect devices that have become slow, inconsistent, or fail while energized, as well as the Cancel Off-Delay, which allows an OFF-delay to be canceled in two different ways, are the biggest enhancements we've made."
Both the muting and bypass functions have added/changed functionality as well. Directional (One-way) Muting has been added with the ability to choose which mute sensor pair can begin the mute cycle; "Protective Stop" inputs are now allowed to be muted; and the Mute Sensor Debounce Time can now be adjusted to delay the beginning and/or the ending of a mute cycle up to 1.5 seconds, which can help eliminate nuisance stops by allowing additional time for the Safety Input device to re-energize its outputs. Meanwhile, Mute Dependent Override can now be deselected, which allows a standard bypass function of a mutable Safety Input device. Conversely, a Safety Input device returning to the RUN state no longer ends the bypassed condition when using the Mute Dependent Override. Furthermore, activation of a Two Hand Control while the module is bypassed will cause a lockout, while the maximum bypass time has been increased to 12 hours.
About Banner. Banner Engineering is a world leading manufacturer of photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors, indicator lights, vision sensors and vision lighting, electronic machine guarding systems, wireless networks, fiber optic assemblies and precision measurement systems.
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