New EDEN switches work with third-party safety relays and controllers

This is for all those installers familiar with the Jokab Safety safety controller. The EDEN safety gate switches were first designed to work only with the Jokab Safety Vital 1 controller and Pluto Safety PLC. Since the company was taken over by ABB, new and exciting versions have been released. The EDEN switches now work with third-party safety relays and controllers. There is now an OSSD version which can be connected to any safety PLC or safety relay that can accept the output from a standard safety light curtain. Various models are available – one which can be connected in series and still reach the highest level of safety. For the AS-I experts, there is also the EDEN-AS-I which can be used on ASI-SAFE networks.


ABB has released the Eden OSSD, a new version of their non-contact safety proximity gate switch. This extremely flexible switch has a sensing range of 0 – 15 mm and 360 degrees, allowing various installation options. In the past, the Eden switch could only be used with the Vital 1 Controller or Pluto Safety PLC. Now with the release of the Eden OSSD, standard safety relays that deploy equivalent 24VDC input can use this switch. The Eden OSSD can be used to replace safety magnetic switches which have short sensing distances and are intolerant to angular movements. The large sensing distance means that false triggering from movements in gates and doors can be greatly reduced.

Eden OSSD Product Sheet