Mentor series 4 uses the emergency stops and enable switches (dead man’s handles) common across the Mentor range. It also includes Universal Device Interface (UDI) connections that allow Elevation, DigiHoist and other legacy systems to integrate into the Mentor infrastructure.
Safe groups are central to the Mentor series 4 capabilities. This feature allows devices to be grouped together with a SIL3 rating so that an error on any one of the grouped devices will stop the entire group. Groups can be created and deleted by the user from the touchscreen interface with any changes being confirmed via a key-switch to ensure these actions are only performed by authorised personnel.
The inclusion of a Console/Pendant connector allows the Dimension pendant to be connected directly to the Mentor making it quick and easy to get a system up and moving.