Wednesday, 27. June 2012 R. STAHL introduces new generation of fast transmitter supply units

Category: Product-News

Optimised for SIL applications:

Available e.g. as SIL 3 versions, the revised 9160 series of transmitter supply units offers many new and optimised features


Transmitter supply units type 9160 from R. STAHL's ISpac product line are now available as completely revised versions. Featuring many new and optimised functions, the units are now suitable for an extended application range. In addition to a new model with an intrinsically safe interface for standard voltage signals, a SIL 3 version for functional safety applications according to IEC EN 61508 has been added. Users can design the sensor part of a safety function as a single-channel version according to SIL 3, or, in two-channel set-ups, extend the required test cycles. On top of that, a range of features has been optimised in all units from the 9160 and 9163 series. These include reduced power consumption, reduced attenuation during transmission of HART signals, consistently improved results for SIL applications allowing for more flexible planning, and a reduced signal delay, i.e. a faster reaction of the output signal to changes at the input. Transmitter supply units type 9160 are available as one and two-channel versions, enabling space-saving installation in the cabinet. In addition to the connection of two-wire transmitters, the units also allow for the operation of three-wire-versions and the transmission of signals from four-wire-transmitters. HART signals are transmitted bidirectionally.

Like all Ex i isolators from the ISpac product range, the units can be easily installed both on DIN rails and via the pac-Bus system. By means of the pac-Bus system, which can be installed without any tools, all units are immediately supplied with power, and the line fault message is read out as a common error message. Moreover, the new transmitter supply units can also be installed in a pac carrier, a backplane solution that considerably facilitates the connection to DCS systems. Both functionally and concerning safety data, the new generation units are fully compatible with the versions available up to now, allowing for smooth changeovers and requiring no changes to circuit diagrams or intrinsic safety certificates.

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