The SmartGuard 600 safety controller is a programmable safety controller designed for safety applications that require some complex logic allowing for more advanced safety functionality. It features 16 safety-rated inputs, 8 safety-rated outputs, 4 pulse test sources, an optional EtherNet/IP™ port, and a DeviceNet™ connection that supports both standard and CIP Safety communication. Configuration and programming is accomplished on EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, or through the built-in USB port.
Since the SmartGuard 600 safety controller is a safety master on DeviceNet, you can use Rockwell Automation Guard I/O modules to expand the number of safety devices the SmartGuard 600 can control. It can also perform safety interlocking between a GuardLogix or other SmartGuard safety controllers. With your choice of EtherNet/IP or DeviceNet, other devices such as standard PLCs and HMIs can read data out of the SmartGuard 600 safety controller for system level interlocking, diagnostics and troubleshooting.
Programming is done using RSNetWorx for DeviceNet software. Once inside RSNetWorx, you can launch an editor that will allow you to write function block programs for the SmartGuard 600 safety controller. No additional programming software is needed! With ten safety application instructions plus another dozen logic and timing instructions, you can write powerful yet simple safety control programs.