The PSS 4000-R automation system, especially for rail automation

Travel safely with the PSS 4000-R

Automation system PSS 4000-R

With the automation system PSS 4000-R we offer you a proven, safe and tested system for tailored and particularly economical solutions for the railway industry. The “R” in our 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. See the variety of application options for yourself!

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 we 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!

M12 head module PSS 4000-R

No time for delays

Visualisation software PASvisu

The automation system follows the multi-master principle. That means that you can connect several PLC controllers PSSuniversal PLC-R to 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. There is no time for delays!

Benefits at a glance:

Advantages of the PSS 4000-R in the railway industry
  • 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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