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Wieland Electric Inc., a leading global manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, has integrated PROFINET communication into its samos®PRO COMPACT family of programmable safety controllers. The new samosPRO COMPACT module allows machine design engineers to seamlessly integrate non-safe peripheral devices into the program, and to relay controller information back to these devices using PROFINET communication.

The samosPRO COMPACT SP-COP2-ENI base controller enables data exchange between Ethernet-based field devices in a machine or building engineering network. The module is also compatible with Wieland Electric’s free samosPLAN5+ programming software, which provides design engineers with a simple and intuitive interface, powerful simulation tools, and effective troubleshooting and reporting functions.
“The samosPRO COMPACT with PROFINET extends the flexibility of the controller, allowing machine design engineers to implement all of the benefits associated with a complex integrated PROFINET system at a much lower cost,” said Martin Lalonde, application engineer at Wieland Electric. “It also maintains its significant expansion capabilities through the addition of more modules.”
The samosPRO COMPACT SP-COP2-ENI simplifies safety solutions by controlling the safety functions of a wide variety of industrial applications. The compact, 45mm-wide base controller module boasts 16 safe inputs, four safe outputs, and four configurable safe inputs/outputs, with the ability to add modules to achieve as many as 116 safe inputs and 56 safe outputs. Integrated USB and Ethernet interfaces enable system access via industrial Ethernet protocols like Modbus/TCP and PROFINET. Support of other protocols is also possible.