GE Automation PAC8000 PLC
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  • Harsh and hazardous environments
  • Certified for use in SIL 2 safety applications
  • Controllers include:
    • Logic controller
    • Process controller
    • Hybrid controller
    • RTU controller
    • Communications controller
  • Open communications
  • Peer-to-peer communication
  • Mixing safe and standard
  • Serial interfaces
  • Comprehensive programming tools
  • HART capability
  • Earth leakage detection

The GE Automation PAC8000 SafetyNet PLC is a Programmable Electronic Safety System, certified according to IEC 61508 as suitable for use in safety related applications up to Safety Integrity Level 2. The system is suitable for use in emergency shutdown, fire & gas and burner management applications. The SafetyNet System is programmed using the Workbench software package in common with the PAC8000 Process Control Products. In addition to providing the options of programming the required safety function in one of three IEC 61131-3 languages (Ladder Diagram, Function Block Diagram and Structured Text), the package also provides many useful tools to assist in testing and commissioning.

The 8851-LC-MT SafetyNet Controller stores and runs the SafetyNet application program which is downloaded from the Workbench. It manages a number of communication paths: with the IO Modules mounted on the local node via the internal Railbus; with other entities on the Ethernet LAN (other PAC8000 nodes, PCs running the Workbench programming tools, HMI, historian packages and asset management tools) and with remote mounted serial devices. The SafetyNet Controller also manages the implementation of the redundancy strategy either as master or standby.

Required Components

These additional components are required for the operation of your product. We strongly advise you to purchase these components unless you already own them or own a suitable alternative.

Emerson PAC8000 I/O Modules
SafetyNet IO Modules are certified for use in safety-related applications up to and including SIL 2
Emerson PAC8000 Network Interface Modules
Modules include PROFINET, PROFIBUS DP, Modbus and Ethernet
Emerson 8751-CA-NS ELFD Controller Carrier
Mounting platform for up to two SafetyNet Controllers (8851-LC-MT)


Please consider these optional accessories.

Emerson PAC8000 I/O Module Carriers
Designed for 2/2 modules and are for either 32 or 64 module addressing
Emerson PAC8000 Carrier Extender
Ensures Railbus and power supply continuity, pairs (left & right hand) link separate carrier runs
Emerson PAC8000 Railbus Isolator
Required when using any 2/1 modules in a node, mounts on its dedicated Railbus Isolator Carrier 8725-CA-RB