An expandable programmable safety controller featuring a small footprint and Boolean logic has been introduced by Banner Engineering. The new XS26-2 Controller monitors numerous input devices including e-stop buttons, rope pulls, enabling devices, protective safety stops, interlocked guards or gates, optical sensors, two-hand controls, and safety mats, says the company.
The base controller offers 26 inputs and two dual safety outputs, allowing users to connect safety devices to a single controller instead of multiple relay modules. The company claims it can handle up to eight optional expansion modules to monitor up to 128 I/O devices and is appropriate for medium and large assembly machines and lines, both manual and automated.