Panel Builder System Integrator

February 7, 2019

Travel safely with the PSS 4000-R

With the automation system PSS 4000-R, Pilz offers a proven, safe and tested system for tailored and particularly economical solutions for the railway industry. The “R” in the product names indicates that these products were developed specifically for railway applications. They conform to SIL 4 in accordance with the following CENELEC standards: EN 50121, EN 50126, EN 50128, EN 50129, EN 50155 and EN 45545. Their modular design makes them eminently suitable for digital control tasks and retrofitting.

The automation system PSS 4000-R costs much less than the proprietary control solutions often used in the railway sector, both in terms of procurement and maintenance.

M12 interface for railway applications

The existing head modules with RJ45 interface are now also available with M12 interface, so Pilz can offer another robust interface. In the event of shock and vibration stress, it means you can completely dispense with cable clamps in potentially high vibration applications.

There are four different head modules to choose from, enabling you to assemble your automation system PSS 4000-R to meet your individual needs: Two R(ailway) head modules with PLC functionality (order numbers 315070 and 315071) and two R-communication modules (order numbers 315085 and 315086) are available, each with M12 and RJ45 interface, so nothing stands in the way of a smooth signal transmission.

Rail automation made simple

 The automation system PSS 4000-R makes it extremely easy for you to implement safe rail automation. To this end, PLC controllers PSSuniversal PLC-R, approved specially according to the CENELEC standards, and I/O heads are available to you as well as numerous safe, digital electronic modules. The programming is simple and intuitive, performed via the graphics program editor PASmulti; those who want to engage more intensively can use the programming languages according to EN/IEC 61131-3.

No time for delays

The automation system follows the multi-master principle. That means that you can connect several PLC controllers PSSuniversal PLC-R with each other down a long railway line. This saves you having endlessly long cables.
The web-based visualisation software PASvisu allows you to keep an eye on all the system’s components. It detects and localises disruptions and errors particularly quickly. This allows you to accelerate your projects, from engineering and runtime to maintenance.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Error-free operation at an ambient temperature of -40 °C to +70 °C
  • Withstands mechanical stress caused by vibration or shock
  • Electromagnetically compatible (EMC)
  • Greatest possible flexibility due to decentralised, expandable I/O modules
  • SIL 4-capable in accordance with CENELEC standards EN 50121, EN 50126, EN 50128, EN 50129, EN 50155 and EN 45545
  • Safe network connection over long distances with SafetyNET p, the real-time Ethernet-based protocol
  • Option for remote maintenance, diagnostics and visualisation with PASvisu

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