HIMA has expanded its HIMax safety system product line, adding a new CPU for small and mid-range safety applications.
The new X-CPU 31 module was launched in late 2013, and is now available worldwide, complementing the HIMax system family for safe and nonstop plant operation.
While the original HIMax system, which features the X-CPU 01 and separate system bus module, remains the ideal solution for high-level safety applications, smaller applications can benefit from the new X-CPU 31, which now integrates all functions of the system bus module.
With system bus and CPU functions on one module, the X-CPU 31 makes the HIMax nonstop safety system even more scalable and able to be adapted to specific applications. The results for users include lower investment costs, improved flexibility and the availability of more I/O module slots.
The new CPU supports all HIMax functions and can be seamlessly integrated into the HIMax system family. With proven, safe communication via safeethernet, the new CPU is also ideal for distributed structures.
In 2008 HIMA introduced HIMax (SIL 3), designed to provide uninterrupted system operation throughout the entire life of the plant, while maximising plant availability, productivity and safety. The system provides for unlimited online changes, online modifications and expansions, as well as online upgrades and even regulatory proof testing.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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