Gemnis series modules can manage all of the following safety device types:
- Mechanical safety switches
- Switches with solenoid for guard interlock
- Magnetic safety sensors
- Optical safety barriers
- Safety sensors
- Mushroom buttons for emergency stop
- Rope switches for emergency stop
- Safety mats or safety bumpers with 4-wire technology
- Two-hand control devices in Category IIIA or IIIC
- Safety selector switches
- Enabling devices
- 4-20 mA analogue sensors
- 0-4 kHz frequency signals
- Two-beam cross-muting systems
The modules are also equipped with features that allow you to perform:
- Safety timers
- Detection of various types of faults in safety devices or their connections
- Verification of the module’s internal temperature limit values
- Mathematical functions (Gemnis Studio 12)
Finally, Gemnis series modules can:
- Manage four or eight electronic safety outputs, or up to four relay safety outputs
- Manage various signalling outputs (not safety-related)
- Status information and data settings via the integrated USB communication port.
The Gemnis Studio program is a graphic development environment for the creation, simulation and debugging of programs that are uploaded to the corresponding modules of the Gemnis family.
The Gemnis Studio software has been designed with the objective of making Gemnis series module operation as immediate and visual as possible. With this aim, we decided to create a work environment – the Desktop – where, as far as possible, the user can amass all the information required to actually “view" and not just "imagine" the behaviour of the project under development.
This is the reason we have made room for graphical object representations, of the physical characteristics of the module in use, and immediate interaction, by means of simulation, with the created program.
The desktop is the main user work area, the zone where the flow and processing to be applied to the data detected by the module are defined using the graphical program interface.
Gemnis Studio is equipped with a useful simulation environment, which allows you to run tests on your program under development and check its correct operation before you install the program in a module.
Upon start of the simulation phase, the desktop and the way you interact with it change. During this phase you can simulate module operation by interacting with the sensors and simulating real world conditions or operations.
You can monitor operation of one or more Gemnis modules in real time using the Monitor function.
You can observe the overall operation state of the module and various data relating to the program being executed, including a list of most recently saved programs.
The execution status of the program as well as the status of the module inputs and outputs can be viewed in real time. In Gemnis Studio 12 the video data update has been made faster and for the analysis of large projects, graphical pan & zoom functions are also available in the Monitor.
SERIAL function block
The SERIAL function block allows "X" type information (bits) to be exported from the Gemnis module to an external device (a PLC, for example).
There are two communication options (synchronous and asynchronous) to choose from, and you can customise various communication parameters such as the number of bits to be transmitted, the speed with which to transmit them and the IDLE status of the channel when the transmission does not occur.
The number of bits to be transmitted can be set between a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 32, and the maximum communication speed is 100 bits per second using synchronous transmission.
Download example of Asynchronous Communication Decoding
Download example of Synchronous Communication Decoding