Vehicle Safety Controller

Wireless industrial safety device for autonomous systems, mobile heavy equipment, and fixed machine systems.

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Industrial Wireless Safety Device

The Vehicle Safety Controller (VSC) is an industrial safety device for autonomous systems, mobile heavy equipment, and fixed machine systems. As the core of FORT’s wireless safety system, the VSC can function as a safety receiver, wireless E-Stop system, CAN bus bridge, and more. For applications where wired connections are expensive, dangerous, or impractical, the VSC provides a safe and reliable industrial wireless solution.

VSC Functions and Features

Safety Receiver

The Vehicle Safety Controller is the receiver for FORT’s Wireless E-Stop and Safe Remote Control systems. With multipoint functionality, one VSC can receive commands from several transmitters.

Wireless E-Stop Bridge

Safely bridges one or more fixed mounted E-Stop buttons, door switches, or other safety switch devices into the wireless safety network. The wireless safety system provides an electrical safety loop circuit with diagnostics to integrate these devices.

E-Stop Integration

FORT’s Vehicle Safety Controller easily integrates with existing safety systems via a dual channel dry contact safety circuit. It looks like a standard E-stop button on your system.

Wireless CAN Bridge

The wireless safety system creates a wireless link between CAN networks, including networks with different bitrates. Supports any CAN bus standard including CANOpen and J1939. More details here.

SafetySense® Communication

Frequency bands include 900 MHz (2+ km line of sight range) and 2.4 GHz (500+ m line of sight range.) Other frequencies and encryption available. CAN J1939, RS-232, and USB support for flexible system integration options.

Maximum Reliability

Features dual wired emergency stop loop with active diagnostics, master enable relays for E-stop circuit integration or direct load control, and internal master enable fault detection.

VSC Details

Safety Controller Quick Facts:

  • Designed to meet ISO 13849 Category 3 Performance Level d.
  • IP66 (NEMA 4X) rated enclosure size: 5.9”x3.2”x2.3”.
  • Embedded versions also available.
  • 9 VDC to 36 VDC power input.
  • Multiple Connector Options:

    -Ecomate RM for Power, Estop I/O, RS232, and CAN interfaces, Sealed Mini-USB AB, and RP-SMA antenna connector.

    -MIL-DTL-38999 19 pin for Power, Estop I/O, RS232, and CAN interfaces, MIL-DTL-38999 6 pin for USB, and RP-SMA antenna connector.

  • Operating Temperature: -40℃ to 70℃.
  • Safety inputs from SRC, WES, or VSC bridge devices integrate over dual channel electrical safety circuit.
  • Standard control elements and optional status information integrate over digital interface.
  • Easy to use software tool for system configuration.
  • Sample applications available to help accelerate software development.

Ready to bring safe mobility and peace of mind to your operation?

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