Safety controllers updated with configuration software

Omron STI's G9SP programmable safety controllers have been updated and are now compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems and a free demo version can also be downloaded.


Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. updated configuration software for Omron STI G9SP Programmable Safety Controllers. This updated G9SP configuration software is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems. A free demo version can be downloaded from enabling users to experience how simple it is to design a safety circuit.

”Using the G9SP’s unique and intuitive programming software users can easily design, verify, standardize and reuse safety control. And because the G9SP isn’t hardwired into the control system, users will benefit from previously unavailable levels of safety system flexibility by quickly and easily reconfiguring the unit when new safety features are added to their set-up,” said Omron STI Product Manager Kenji Kawasaki.

G9SPs are software-based stand-alone controllers that are quickly programmed to satisfy the complex safety control needs of small and mid-sized machines, and are easily reconfigured to solve evolving machine set-up needs. As a result, they are an ideal stand-alone safety control solution in packaging, food and beverage, automotive component, injection molding, and printing applications where customer-driven machine set-up changes demand equally flexible safety solutions.

G9SP programmable safety controllers deliver clear diagnostics and monitoring via Ethernet or Serial connection. They also support direct connection with safety light curtains, safety laser scanners, non-contact switches and safety mats. They are ISO 13849-1(PLe) and IEC61508 (SIL3) certified. G9SP safety controllers can also seamlessly connect to an Omron PLC and communicate using the FINS protocol for a complete Omron control solution platform.

Three base models with a range of I/O options are available to satisfy varied application requirements, and four types of expansion I/O units are available for hard-wired diagnosis or standard signals. The G9SP is available with a simple plug-and-play touchscreen that displays safety I/O error codes and enables users to easily view the status of safety inputs and outputs without the cost of installing and wiring indicator lights. Additionally, an optional Ethernet/IP module turns the G9SP into a complete safety controller solution (kit), and enables programmable devices that follow ODVA guidelines for EtherNet/IP to communicate with G9SP controllers.

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc.

- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, 

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