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AS-Interface Gateway/Safety Monitor VBG-PN-K30-DMD-S16

  • Gateway compliant with AS-Interface specification 3.0
  • AS-Interface safety monitor with extended range of functions
  • Fulfills technical safety requirements up to SIL 3 / PLe
  • Memory card for configuration data
  • 2 AS-Interface networks
  • 2 safe output relays and 2 safe electronic outputs

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 or Pepperl+Fuchs AG, also apply to Pepperl+Fuchs SE.

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Datasheet excerpt: Technical data of  VBG-PN-K30-DMD-S16

Product Description
PROFINET Gateway with integrated Safety Monitor, double master for 2 AS-Interface networks
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 ETHERNETPROFINET 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
LED AUXext. auxiliary voltage UAUX ; LED green
LED EDM/StartExternal device monitoring circuit inputs closed, 4x yellow LEDs
LED output circuitOutput circuit closed; 4 x green LEDs
Electrical specifications
Insulation voltage≥ 500 V
Rated operating voltage26.5 ... 31.6 V from AS-Interface; Output K3 and K4 24 V DC
Rated operating current≤ 300 mA off AS interface network 1
≤ 300 mA off AS interface network 2
≤ 370 mA in total
Interface 1
Interface typePROFINET I / O device (IRT)
Physical 2 x RJ-45
ProtocolMedia Redundancy Protocol (MRP)
Transfer rate10 MBit/s / 100 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/Type4 EDM/Start inputs:
EDM: Inputs for the external device monitoring circuits
Start: start inputs:
Static switching current 4 mA at 24 V, dynamic 30 mA at 24 V (T=100 μs)
Safety outputOutput circuits 1 and 2: 2 potential-free contacts,
max. contact load:
3  ADC-13 at 30 VDC,
3 AAC-15 at 30 VAC
Output circuits 3 and 4: 2 PNP transistor outputs
max. contact load:
0.5  ADC-13 at 30  VDC
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
Machinery Directive
Directive 2006/42/ECEN 61508:2001, EN ISO 13849-1:2008, EN 62061:2005
Standard conformity
Degree of protectionEN 60529:2000
Electrical safetyEN ISO 13849-1:2006 (up to PL e), EN 61508:2001 and EN 62061:2005 (up to SIL3)
AS-InterfaceEN 62026-2:2013
Noise immunityEN 61000-6-4:2007 EN 61000-6-2:2005 EN 62026-2:2013
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
HousingStainless steel
Mass800 g
Construction typeLow profile housing


ECLASS 11.027242607
ECLASS 10.0.127242607
ECLASS 9.027242607
ECLASS 8.027242607
ECLASS 5.127242607
ETIM 8.0EC002540
ETIM 7.0EC002540
ETIM 6.0EC002540
ETIM 5.0EC001449
UNSPSC 12.139121004


CADFile TypeFile Size
3-D model / 3-D-ModellSTP4057 KB
CAD Portal / CAD PortalLINK---

Approvals+Certificates: VBG-PN-K30-DMD-S16

Statements of complianceCertificate No.File TypeFile Size
EU-Declaration of conformity / EU-KonformitätserklärungDOC-2486CPDF314 KB
US CA ULE223772LINK---
Worldwide TUV Rheinland USA Functional Safety CertificateCU7210071201PDF980 KB

Software: VBG-PN-K30-DMD-S16

DriversRelease InfoFile TypeFile Size
Standard GSDML for Gateway / Standard GSDML für Gateway07/2017ZIP38 KB
Software Tools
SISTEMA Library AS-Interface Safety / SISTEMA-Bibliothek AS-Interface SafetyZIP622 KB

Associated Products: VBG-PN-K30-DMD-S16

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

Function: VBG-PN-K30-DMD-S16

The VBG-PN-K30-DMD-S16 is a PROFINET gateway with an integrated safety monitor and a double master according to AS-Interface specification 3.0, with a protection class of IP20. The VBG-PN-K30-DMD-S16 has four inputs and four outputs. The four inputs are used either for extended EDM device monitoring or as start inputs. There are two sets of redundant outputs. Output circuits 1 and 2 are relay outputs and output circuits 3 and 4 are semiconductor outputs. The K30 model is particularly suitable for installation in a control cabinet.

The VBG-PB-K30-DMD-S16 is a combined full-specification AS-Interface PROFINET gateway and safety monitor. The product allows a gateway and a safety monitor to be replaced by a single device. Two safety relays provide a safe interface to the connected equipment. The AS-Interface 3.0 PROFINET gateways are used to connect AS-Interface systems to a higher-level PROFINET. They act as a double master for the AS-Interface segment and as a slave for the PROFINET.

The AS-Interface functions are made available on both a cyclic and acyclic basis via PROFINET. During cyclic data exchange, up to 32 bytes of I/O binary data (this amount is selectable) are transferred for for each AS-Interface segment. In addition, analog values as well as the complete command set of the new AS-Interface specification can be transferred via PROFINET using a command interface.

Assigning an address, transferring the target configuration, and setting the PROFIBUS address and baud rate can all be performed using push buttons.

Seven LEDs located on the front panel indicate the current status of the AS-Interface segment. One LED shows the power supply via AUX.

Eight additional LEDs indicate the status of the inputs and outputs. If the AS-Interface gateway has a graphics display, the commissioning of the AS-Interface circuit and testing of the connected peripherals can take place completely independent of the commissioning of PROFINET and the programming.

Local operation using the graphics display and the four push buttons allows all the functions covered on the other AS-Interface masters by AS-i Control Tools software to be visualized on the display.

An additional RS232 socket provides the option of being able to export data relating to the gateway, network and function directly from the gateway for extended local diagnostic purposes.

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