MSA Safety launches SENTRY io Controller

The system can activate notification and hazard mitigation equipment to notify workers and safeguard facilities. (Image source: MSA Safety)

Health & Safety

MSA Safety has launched a new safety monitoring system for MSA gas and flame detectors, the SENTRY io Controller

The SENTRY io Controller is a wall-mounted device that aggregates the signals it receives from gas and flame detectors and other field safety devices. By comparing signals, the controller triggers alerts and alarms and can activate important notification and hazard mitigation equipment to notify workers and safeguard facilities.

With an intuitive touchscreen operating system, the SENTRY io Controller can help users save time and reduce costs through its simplified configuration abilities and presentation of real-time system data in a simple way. Historical data can be downloaded from the controller system to help users monitor for developing threats, and the controller features diagnostic tools to enable predictive maintenance. The controller’s advanced diagnostics provide gas leak or flame event data logging to promote proactive safety planning.

To aid in configuration, the controller is pre-programmed to automatically recognise MSA Safety gas and flame detectors that are HART-enabled for faster setup. The system also features a built-in SmartStart Configuration Wizard. The controller supports up to 16 gas and flame detection channels and is scalable for larger systems. There is also the capability to network multiple SENTRY io Controllers together to help reduce costs. This control platform is compatible with multiple bus communication interfaces: Modbus TCP/IP, HART, EtherNet/IP and optional Modbus RTU.