Safety interface controller
The PSSR-2 by Tapeswitch has integrity monitoring of any presence sensing safety switch along with a manual and auto reset.
Tapeswitch Corporation's safety interface controller, the PSSR-2, offers integrity monitoring of any presence sensing safety switch, mat, edge, and bumper product with a 6.8K Ω or 8,2 K Ω end of the line resistor. The PSSR-2 has a safety performance of CAT 3 SIL2 PLd, EN 13849. It has built in integrity monitoring for presence sensing safety mats, edges, and switches with a resistor. It has a manual and auto reset. There are 3 output contacts; force guided relays and 2 normally open (safety) 1 x normally closed (monitor) contacts. It is 22.5 mm DIN rail mountable.
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