Banner has introduced a software/firmware upgrade for its SC22-3 and SC22-3E safety controller – Version 3.0. Customer and sales feedback revealed a requirement for enhanced functionality to the controller, and as such the SC22-3/-3E is a totally configurable safety module that monitors numerous safety devices such as E-stop buttons, interlocking switches, safety light screens, two-hand controls and rope pull switches.

Directional (one-way) muting has been added with the ability to choose which mute sensor pair can begin the mute cycle – ‘Protective Stop’ inputs are now allowed to be muted and the mute sensor debounce time can now be adjusted to delay the beginning and/or the ending of a mute cycle up to 1.5 seconds, which can help eliminate nuisance stops by allowing additional time for the safety input device to re-energise its outputs. Mute dependent override can now be deselected, which allows a standard bypass function of a mutable safety input device.