New analogue safety I/O modules from Rockwell Automation meet fail-safe requirements

FLEX 5000 safety I/O provides device monitoring and functional safety protection for process applications.

Rockwell Automation has released the new Allen-Bradley FLEX 5000 analogue safety I/O modules to help process operators meet fail-safe requirements and minimise related downtime risks in a wide range of process applications.

The analogue safety I/O modules from Rockwell Automation offer integrated safety with systematic capabilities up to SC 3. The modules are TÜV certified up to SIL 3, PLe, Cat 4. They can also be mounted in the same I/O bank with standard FLEX 5000 I/O modules to reduce system costs and complexity.

The FLEX 5000 analogue safety I/O modules are designed for process applications where speed or frequency measurement, temperature, pressure or flow sensor monitoring are required for functional safety protection. Potential applications include emergency shutdown, burner management, turbine control, compressor control, oil and gas auxiliary boilers, high-pressure protection, lighting, and ventilation management.

With these new modules, the FLEX 5000 product family now includes a complete portfolio of discrete and analogue fail-safe I/I modules for a wide range of applications. Users can choose the I/O that meets their operational needs.

FLEX 5000 I/O can also reduce downtime by providing access to additional process diagnostics via integrated HART in the Studio 5000 Logix Designer application. They can reduce the overall footprint by allowing the direct termination of field signals. And they can minimise engineering time via tight integration with instruction sets in PlantPAx 5.0 and above systems.