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November 25, 2019

Allen-Bradley Guardmaster GuardLink safety system
Allen-Bradley Guardmaster GuardLink safety system

Rockwell Automation highlighted the Allen-Bradley Guardmaster GuardLink safety system at the 2019 Rockwell Automation Fair. The Guardmaster Guardlink is a safety-based communications protocol that helps operators reduce and improve machine diagnostics and downtime while increasing productivity. The Guardmaster Guardlink easily connects safety devices to provide advanced diagnostics, remote reset and lock command.

 Traditionally, safety devices are wired to separate safety inputs, which requires significantly more wiring and introduces more potential fault points. When wired in this series connection, customers lose the ability to distinguish information from each device. With GuardLink, safety devices are easily connected in series while providing access to individual device diagnostics. This system provides safety, diagnostics, remote reset and lock command over a single four conductor cable with up to 32 devices per link. In addition, customers can greatly reduce installation cost, with up to 38 percent reduction in wiring, when using GuardLink.

The GuardLink technology seamlessly integrates with Allen-Bradley Guardmaster safety relays and components, allowing users to access status information throughout their entire safety system. The connection of safety devices with smart taps enabled by GuardLink technology and standard cabling to a Guardmaster safety relay allows greater visibility into the system, down to individual guard doors and E-stops.

“When an e-stop or interlock switch is operated, the individual safety signal is sent to the Guardmaster safety relays,” said Thomas Helpenstein, safety product manager, Rockwell Automation. “That information is then communicated seamlessly across The Connected Enterprise via the Guardmaster network interface, making it easier and faster to diagnose and repair problems when compared to traditional wired systems.”

The GuardLink safety system fully integrates with the Logix platform with predetermined tag names in the Rockwell Software Studio 5000 application. Its simplified design and reduction in wires allows for simple plug-and-play installation.

  • Real time, contextual diagnostics and sensor health data significantly improve troubleshooting
  • Automatic Device Reset (ADR)
  • Seamless integration into Rockwell Automation EtherNet/IP™ architecture

 

More information about GuardLink technology 

Guardlink technology datasheet

Guardlink technology brochure

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