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AS-Interface Gateway/Safety Monitor VBG-PB-K30-DMD-S16-EV

  • Gateway and safety monitor in one housing
  • Connection to PROFIBUS DP
  • SafeLink
  • Certified up to SIL 3 according to IEC 61508 and EN 62061 and up to PLe according to EN 13849
  • 2 AS-Interface networks
  • 2 safe output relays and 2 safe electronic outputs
  • Integrated data decoupling
  • Diagnostics via RJ45 Ethernet port
  • AS-Interface POWER24

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-PB-K30-DMD-S16-EV

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
Data decouplingintegrated
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
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 voltage30 V DC
20 ... 31.6 V (PELV)
Rated operating current300 mA (PELV)
Interface 1
Interface typeRS-485
Transfer rate9.6 kBit/s / 12 MBit/s , Automatic baud rate detection
Interface 2
Interface typeEthernet: RJ-45
Diagnostic Interface
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
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
Shock resistanceEN 61131-2:2004
StandardsIEC 61508:2010 (SIL3) IEC 62061:2005 (SIL3) EN ISO 13849-1:2008 (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.
CCC approvalCCC approval / marking not required for products rated ≤36 V
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 , Stainless steel


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
UNSPSC 12.139121004


CADFile TypeFile Size
3-D model / 3-D-ModellSTP5827 KB
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Approvals+Certificates: VBG-PB-K30-DMD-S16-EV

Statements of complianceCertificate No.File TypeFile Size
EU-Declaration of conformity / EU-KonformitätserklärungDOC-2961BPDF433 KB
AS-International Association AS-InterfaceZU124901PDF118 KB
EU TUV Nord EC-Type Exam. Certificate44 205 16000811PDF1825 KB
US CA ULE223772LINK---

Software: VBG-PB-K30-DMD-S16-EV

DriversRelease InfoFile TypeFile Size
GSD file for PROFIBUS-Gateway / GSD-Datei für PROFIBUS-Gateway03/2012ZIP19 KB
Software Tools
SISTEMA Library AS-Interface Safety / SISTEMA-Bibliothek AS-Interface SafetyZIP622 KB

Associated Products: VBG-PB-K30-DMD-S16-EV

Software for configuration of K30 Master Monitors/K31 and KE4 Safety Monitorsfa

Function: VBG-PB-K30-DMD-S16-EV

The VBG-PB-K30-DMD-S16-EV is a PROFIBUS gateway with a safety monitor and a double master according to AS-Interface specification 3.0.

The gateway is used to connect AS-Interface systems to a higher-level PROFIBUS. It acts as a master for the AS-Interface segment and as a slave for the PROFIBUS. During cyclic and acyclic data exchange, the AS-Interface functions are provided via PROFIBUS - DP V1. During cyclic data exchange the binary data of an AS-Interface segment is transferred. Analog values as well as the complete command set of the new AS-Interface specification are transferred via PROFIBUS using a command interface.

The gateway has four inputs and four outputs. The four inputs are used either for extended EDM device monitoring or as start inputs. Two sets of two outputs act as relay outputs and switch output circuits 1 and 2 and, as semiconductor outputs, output circuits 3 and 4. The K30 model is particularly suitable for installation in a control cabinet.

Configuration of the device can be performed using switches. Seven LED located on the front panel indicate the current status of the AS-Interface segment. One LED shows the power supply via AUX. A further eight LEDs indicate the status of the inputs and outputs.

With the graphical display, the commissioning of the AS-Interface circuits and testing of the connected peripherals can take place completely separately from the commissioning of the higher-level network and the programming. With the 4 switches, all functions can be controlled and visualized on the display.

An RJ-45 Ethernet port provides a way of exporting data relating to the gateway, network and operation directly from the gateway for extended local diagnosis purposes.

Via the RJ-45 Ethernet diagnostic interface, up to 31 devices can establish a secure cross-communication.

The integrated data decoupling allows to operate 2 AS-Interface circuits with just a standard power supply.

The device has a card slot for a memory card for the storage of configuration data.

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