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Wieland’s samos® PLAN+ Offers Innovative Safety Programming
- Published: Tuesday, 28 July 2015 13:03
Wieland Electric has launched samos® PLAN5+, a new graphics-oriented programming tool that supports the company’s new safety controller samos® PRO COMPACT.
This tool is free to users of samos® PRO COMPACT, making programming tasks simpler, safer and more flexible. Additionally, since programming utilises graphic design, no special knowledge of PLC programming languages is required.
With samos® PLAN5+, the user has access to a library of more than 40 certified and field tested function blocks, with no additional programming input. samos® PLAN5+ does away with numerous interfaces and is compatible with all Windows operating systems, including Windows 8, which makes the software incredibly flexible and also future-oriented.
The functionality of samos® PLAN5+ can be increased by specifying and administrating sensors and function blocks in the corresponding libraries. Even complex safety tasks can be programmed with ease as all inputs, outputs and up to 300 function blocks can be used without any restriction on any individual project.
Wieland’s samos® PLAN5+ also facilitates the remote maintenance of safety controllers via the integrated online diagnostics and system log book, which means that expensive maintenance can be avoided. The programmable safety functions can be tested on the PC in advance, saving time and costs, owing to the simulation function of the integrated logic analyzer, which also ensures improved functional safety during actual operation. Integration into industrial networks can easily be implemented as industrial Ethernet or Fieldbus protocols are readily available due to the convenient tool support. Configurable project documentation can be achieved at the press of a button.
samosPRO COMPACT works in conjunction with Wieland’s project planning tool samos PLAN5+ to provide a library of up to 300 reliable, certified function blocks both standard and safety, providing solutions to complex safety tasks, with the option to develop your own user defined function blocks this saves both time and complexity within the project.
samos® PRO COMPACT is a compact Safety solution that offers all of the benefits associated with much larger and much more complex units. Measuring only 45mm in width, samos® PRO COMPACT provides up to 20 safe inputs and 8 safe outputs utilising 4 switchable safe in-/outputs, the system can be extended with additional modules to as many as 116 secure inputs and 56 secure outputs and any number in between.
Designed for tough environments, samos® PRO COMPACT works in an extremely wide ambient temperature range from -25 C to +65 C, providing security under extreme conditions for the first time. samos® PRO COMPACT also offers a switching performance not achievable with any similar product with 4A solid state switching power at each individual output of the system, thus offering a high performance alternative to contactors and relays.