Networked Interlocks at Fortress

The past decade has seen a significant drive towards networked interlocks and control systems, as devices require more and more functionality with complex logic, whilst reducing distributed I/O and associated costs with component level enclosures on the plant floor. The Networked Interlocks range offers a direct communication to Ethernet/IP & CIP Safety or PROFINET & PROFIsafe based systems for industrial safety and control with a range of M12 and 7/8″ connection solutions.

Validation of safety functions on networked interlocks can be achieved at a fraction of the time and cost with the safety modules inside the Fortress device reducing the effort required to individually test each safety input and output.

 

Configurability is at the heart of our solutions, allowing our partners to design solutions to their industrial requirements, from integrating external safe and non-safe I/O such as light curtains, enabling switches, or stack lights, or standard connected interlocks with push button control. Built as part of the heavy duty range, the Networked Interlock is the industry leader for applications where robustness is paramount.

 

 

Standard Networked Interlocks

 

 

 

 

 

Complete Solution: EI2A6SRP11NXETP6P700NPF10MPB1

(NX = NH for EtherNet/IP with CIP Safety or NX = ND for PROFINET/PROFIsafe)

 

Networked interlocks with either PROFIsafe or CIP safety,  with a single action escape release ergonomic handle actuator, power-to-unlock solenoid locking, button controls and an emergency stop, fastened to the Fortress mounting plate for easy installation.

 

Integrate a Safety Key for Restart Prevention

 

 

 

 

 

Complete Solution : EI2A6EKR2SRP11NXETP6P700NPF10MPB1

(NX = NH for EtherNet/IP with CIP Safety or NX = ND for PROFINET/PROFIsafe)

 

Networked interlock with either PROFIsafe or CIP safety, with the personnel safety key for prevention of unexpected restart, a single action escape release actuator, power-to-unlock solenoid locking, button controls and an emergency stop, fastened to the Fortress mounting plate for easy installation.

 

“Did you know we can split your interlock and operator controls?”

 

 

Looking to locate your networked operator controls separate to your interlock? Simple, with our modular design, solutions can be split into two, enabling the interlock to cable into the operator control module, continuing to communicate all safe and non-safe IO from both devices, direct to the PLC.

 

 

 

 

Heavy duty interlocking device   –  CABLE-2M-F8-H8   –   Networked operator controls

Supplying Power to your Networked Interlocks – Cabling Topologies

 

Fortress offers a host of standard or bespoke-design connector sets for PROFIsafe or CIP safety device connection at no additional cost. Our team of application experts are happy to help select the solution for your application.

 

 

 

The Standard Connector Set Options

 

The connector set options available from Fortress are designed to suit line, ring, star, or tree topologies.

PLC – Programmable Logic Controller   |   PSU – Power Supply

 

Star or Tree Topology

The PF07 connector set is for standalone devices and utilises M12 connectors to link nodes via 4-pin D-coded Industrial Ethernet for Data Communication and 5-pin A-coded Male for Power.

 

Line or Ring Topology

The PF10 connector set utilises M12 connectors to link multiple devices via daisy-chain. The set includes two M12 D-coded Industrial Ethernet connectors for Data Communication and two 5-pin A-coded Male and Female connectors for Power.

These style of connector set options are also available in 7/8″ connectors. 

 

 

 

 

Star or Tree Topology

 

The PF17 connector set offer a 4-pin D-coded M12 Industrial Ethernet for Data Communication and 5-pin 7/8″ Male for Power, with a single internal power connection (pin 2 for 24V and pin 3 for 0V) (with earthing connection).

The PF13 connector set offer a 4-pin D-coded M12 Industrial Ethernet for Data Communication and 4-pin 7/8″ Male for Power, with a single internal power connection (Pin 2 for 24V and Pin 3 for 0V) (no earth).

 

 

Line or Ring Topology

 

The PF11 connector set utilises 7/8″ 5-pin connectors to link multiple devices via daisy-chain. The set includes two M12 D-coded Industrial Ethernet connectors for Data Communication and Male and Female 5-pin 7/8″ connectors for Power (with earthing connection).

The PF14 connector set utilises 7/8″ 4-pin connectors to link multiple devices via daisy-chain. The set includes two M12 D-coded Industrial Ethernet connectors for Data Communication and Male and Female 4-pin 7/8″ connectors for Power (no earth).

Cables are available for controller to device (H) or device to device (D) connection for PF10 and PF07 connector sets

 

Cables are offered in 5m, 10m, and 20m, where ‘X‘ is cable length.

CABLE-XM-PF07-H

CABLE-XM-PF10-H

CABLE-XM-PF10-D

H‘ connector sets include one M12 industrial data cable with d-coded M12 4-pin to RJ45, and one M12 5-pin power cable to free ends.

D‘ connector sets include one M12 industrial data cable with male to male d-coded 4-pin, and one M12 female to male 5-pin power cable.

New from Fortress – Power over EtherNet

 

Power over EtherNet (PoE) combines data and power on one single connector, reducing cabling, set up complexity, and associated hardware costs.

Power to the device is passed alongside data on twisted pair Ethernet cabling.

 

 

Why is this a significant development to our design?

A single cable can make significant savings to cabling your networked solution; reducing two cables to one.

    Why choose Power over EtherNet (PoE)?

 

 

Connector set: PF81 (d-coded industrial data M12)

 

Cables are available for connecting your Fortress device to a logic controller (H) with a Power over EtherNet connector set 

 

Cables are offered in 05m, 10m, and 20m, where ‘X‘ is cable length.

 

CABLE-XM-PF81-H

 

H‘ connector sets include one M12 industrial data cable with d-coded M12 4-pin to RJ45