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AS-Interface Gateway/Safety Monitor VBG-PB-K30-D-S

  • Gateway and safety monitor in one housing
  • Gateway compliant with AS-Interface specification 3.0
  • Connection to PROFIBUS DP
  • AS-Interface safety monitor with extended range of functions
  • Certified up to SIL 3 according to IEC 61508 and EN 62061 and up to PLe according to EN 13849
  • Memory card for configuration data
  • Ethernet diagnostic interface
  • Control of decentralized, secure outputs in the field
  • 2-channel release circuit

Please note: All product-related documents, such as certificates, declarations of conformity, etc., which were issued prior to the conversion under the name Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH, also apply to Pepperl+Fuchs AG.

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Datasheet excerpt: Technical data of  VBG-PB-K30-D-S

Product Description
Gateway with integrated Safety Monitor
General specifications
AS-Interface specificationV3.0
Duplicate address detectionfrom AS-Interface slaves
Earth fault detectionintegrated
EMC monitoringintegrated
Diagnostics functionExtended function via display
Switch-on delay< 10 s
Response delay< 40 ms
UL File NumberE223772 only from low voltage, limited energy source (SELV or PELV) or listed Class 2 source
Functional safety related parameters
Safety Integrity Level (SIL)SIL 3
Performance level (PL)PL e
MTTFd200 a
B10d2 E+7
Indicators/operating means
DisplayIlluminated graphical LC display for addressing and error messages
LED PROFIBUSPROFIBUS master detected; LED green
LED AS-i ACTIVEAS-Interface operation normal; LED green
LED CONFIG ERRconfiguration error; LED red
LED PRG ENABLEautom. programming; LED green
LED POWERvoltage ON; LED green
LED PRJ MODEprojecting mode active; LED yellow
LED U AS-iAS-Interface voltage; LED green
Switch SETSelection and setting of a slave address
OK buttonMode selection traditional-graphical/confirmation
Button MODEMode selection PRJ-operation/save configuration/cursor
ESC buttonMode selection traditional-graphical/cancel
Electrical specifications
Insulation voltage≥ 500 V
Rated operating voltagefrom AS-Interface
Rated operating current≤ 300 mA from AS-Interface
Interface 1
Interface typeRS-485
Transfer rate9.6 kBit/s / 12 MBit/s , Automatic baud rate detection
Interface 2
Interface typeRS 232, serial
Diagnostic Interface
Transfer rate19,2 kBit/s
Interface 3
Interface typeChip card slot
Number/Type2 EDM inputs: Inputs for external device monitoring circuits 1 and 2 (protection control)
2 Start inputs: Output circuits 1 and 2: Static switching current 4 mA at 24 V, dynamic 30 mA at 24 V (T=100 μs)
Safety output2 x 2 output switch elements: Output circuits 1 and 2
max. contact loading:
3 A DC-13 at 30 V DC,
3 A AC-15 at 30 V AC
PROFIBUSSub-D interface
AS-Interfacespring terminals, removable
Directive conformity
Electromagnetic compatibility
Directive 2014/30/EUEN 62026-2:2013 EN 61000-6-2:2005, EN 61000-6-4:2007
Standard conformity
Electromagnetic compatibilityEN 61000-6-2:2005, EN 61000-6-4:2007
Degree of protectionEN 60529:2000
Fieldbus standardPROFIBUS according to DIN 19245 Part 3
AS-InterfaceEN 62026-2:2013
StandardsEN 61000-6-2:2005, EN 61000-6-4:2007 EN 954-1:1996 (up to Kategorie 4), IEC 61508:2001 and EN 62061:2005 (up to SIL3) EN 13849:2008 (PL e)
Approvals and certificates
UL approvalAn isolated source with a secondary open circuit voltage of ≤ 30 VDC with a 3 A maximum over current protection. Over current protection is not required when a Class 2 source is employed.
UL mark does not provide UL certification for any functional safety rating or aspects of the device.
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature0 ... 55 °C (32 ... 131 °F)
Storage temperature-25 ... 85 °C (-13 ... 185 °F)
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP20
Connectionscrew terminals
Mass800 g
Construction typeLow profile housing , Stainless steel

Documents: VBG-PB-K30-D-S

ManualsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Manual AS-Interface 3.0 Command InterfaceENGPDF3265 KB
Manual VBG-PB*-K30-D*ENGPDF7195 KB
Handbuch AS-Interface 3.0 KommandoschnittstelleGERPDF3233 KB
Handbuch VBG-PB*-K30-D*GERPDF7158 KB
Instruction manuals
Installation Instructions VBG-PB-K30-D-S / Montageanweisung VBG-PB-K30-D-SALLPDF2323 KB
Technical information
Configuring a Safe Input on AS-Interface Safety at WorkENGPDF258 KB

Approvals+Certificates: VBG-PB-K30-D-S

Statements of complianceCertificate No.File TypeFile Size
EU-Declaration of conformity / EU-KonformitätserklärungDOC-2486CPDF314 KB
AS-International Association AS-InterfaceZU124901PDF118 KB
EU TUV Nord Functional Safety44 205 16 000806PDF775 KB
Russia TUV GOST-R101-KC/542PDF90 KB
US CA ULE223772LINK---
Worldwide AS-International Association AS-Interface75601PDF617 KB
Worldwide AS-International Association AS-InterfaceZU93301PDF621 KB
Worldwide TUV Rheinland USA Functional Safety CertificateCU7210071201PDF980 KB

Commissioning: VBG-PB-K30-D-S

Commissioning examplesLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Commissioning VBG-PB-K30-D-S / Inbetriebnahme VBG-PB-K30-D-SALLPDF242 KB

Software: VBG-PB-K30-D-S

DriversRelease InfoFile TypeFile Size
GSD file VBG-PB-K30-D-S / GSD-Datei VBG-PB-K30-D-S02/2008ZIP18 KB
Software Tools
SISTEMA Library AS-Interface Safety / SISTEMA-Bibliothek AS-Interface SafetyZIP622 KB

Associated Products: VBG-PB-K30-D-S

Interface converter USB/RS 232fa
Software for configuration of K30 Master Monitors/K31 and KE4 Safety Monitorsfa
Interface cable for connecting the K30/K31 Safety Monitor to a PCfa
PROFIBUS Sub-D Connector with switchable terminal resistancefa
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