Door safety system gains bus module for EtherCAT P

25 April 2022

The Multifunctional Gate Box (MGB) safety door system from Euchner (UK) employs a modular design to make the MGB2 modular, fully customisable for maximum optimisation.

It is the modular design that allows users to implement numerous additional functions including locking modules, extension modules and submodules – in addition to providing safety door protection.
Following its market firsts in PROFINET and EtherNet/IP connection, the new (Machine Bus Module) MBM bus module from Euchner is available in a version that connects to EtherCAT P, which means that every function of the MGB2 Modular can also be used with EtherCAT P. 
The MBM bus module coordinates all the safety, non-safety and diagnostic communication signals between the fieldbus system and MGB2 Modular system components – connected to the MBM directly or via M12 standard cables – with the MGB2 Modular connection technology able to operate up to six locking modules on one MBM bus module for communicating both safety and control signals. Besides fewer devices, the user also requires less on-machine cabling and PLC I/Os, saving on costly failsafe PLC capacity in the control system.
The locking modules can be equipped with controls including pushbuttons, selector switches, key-operated rotary switches or emergency stop buttons. Submodules allow up to six different control elements in the locking module, with add-on expansion modules available where additional user-controls are required, eliminating the need for separate localised operator control stations and their associated costs and complexities.

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