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, and a DeviceNet connection that supports both standard and CIP Safety communication. Configuration and programming is accomplished through the built-in USB port.
Since the SmartGuard 600 safety controller is a safety master on DeviceNet, you can use any Rockwell Automation Guard I/O to expand the number of safety devices the SmartGuard 600 can control. It can also perform safety interlocking between a GuardLogix, GuardPLC or other SmartGuard safety controllers. And because CIP Safety is simply an extension of DeviceNet, other devices such as standard PLCs and HMIs can read data out of the SmartGuard 600 for system level interlocking, diagnostics and troubleshooting.
Use RSNetWorx for DeviceNet to program the SmartGuard 600 and configure the DeviceNet network. Once inside RSNetWorx, you can launch an editor that will allow you to write function block programs for the SmartGuard 600. 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.