Error with trusted T8160 T8160C TMR Interface Module
Product Safety Group
1201 South Second Street
Milwaukee, WI USA 53204
productsafety@ra.rockwell.com
PRODUCT NOTICE
Notice of Potential Product Concern
Rockwell Automation issues a Product Notice when it identifies a product(s) anomaly that may cause commercial or customer satisfaction concerns.
Trusted T8160 / T8160C TMR Interface Module May Not Start or May Stop during Operation
Reference: 2017-06-003
Date: June 2017
This Product Notice informs you of an anomaly that exists with the T8160 and T8160C TMR Interface Modules, used to interface to Regent I/O subsystems. Modules may not start at power-up or may stop operating in service. Affected product must be returned for replacement.
– Product Identification –
The affected products are:
 Trusted T8160 and T8160C TMR Interface Modules, also referred to as Regent Interface Modules (RIM).
 Manufactured during September 2014.
 Serial numbers N14091016 through N14091045 inclusive, including those with a red “R” marking after the serial number.
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The product catalog number and serial number are located on the product nameplate, located on the side of the module. The product catalog number is located in the PROD No. field and will be one of T8160 or T8160C. The product serial number is located in the SERIAL No field.
In the example image at the left, the catalog number is T8160 and the serial number is N14091043. This product matches the product identification information and should be returned to Rockwell Automation for replacement. Note that the red “R” on this example was used for a prior notification and is not applicable to the identification of product for this anomaly.
Important – Product that was repaired as part of a prior notification will be marked with a red “R” next to the serial number. The red “R” is not applicable to this anomaly. If your product is within the N14091016 through N14091045 serial number range it should be returned for replacement regardless of the use of a red “R” marking.
– Description –
A potential anomaly exists with the Trusted T8160 and T8160C TMR Interface Module, also known as the Regent Interface Module (RIM), used to interface to Regent I/O subsystems. On some modules, internal component interconnections may loosen due to vibration or heat cycling during transit or operation. This may result in one or more of the three redundant systems in the module stopping during operation or not starting, as indicated by one or more of the “Healthy” LEDs on the front of the module flashing.
An affected module may intermittently start correctly but may subsequent stop operating during operation. Even though a module appears to be working correctly, modules identified by serial number as described in the Product Identification section of this document must be replaced to correct the anomaly.
Important – Do not attempt to insert a T8160 or T8160C TMR Interface Module into a Trusted IO module slot. Damage may occur to the Regent communication circuits. This damage will go undetected in the Trusted IO module slot and will not cause a red Healthy LED indication. For additional information on this condition, refer to Rockwell Automation Knowledgebase Article ID 823807.
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– Temporary Workarounds –
No workaround has been identified. A module that does not start at power-up or that stops during operation may be power cycled and subsequently restarted correctly. However, the module will still require corrective action to ensure the module does not stop again during operation.
– Correction –
Affected modules must be returned for factory replacement.
Customers should contact their Trusted system integrator and make arrangements to return product identified in the Product Identification section of this document for replacement. Reference this Product Notice PN 2017-06-003 when requesting replacement parts.
Trusted system integrators should contact their Rockwell Automation Sales Office to process a return request. The product catalog number and serial number are required to process the return request.
– Requested Customer Action –
Rockwell Automation requests you take the following actions:
 Check if you have a product affected by this Product Notice. Refer to the Product Identification and Description sections of this document for product identification assistance.
 Contact your Trusted system integrator to make arrangements for replacement. Trusted system integrators should contact their Rockwell Automation Sales Office to request return authorization. Reference this Product Notice 2017-06-003 when requesting replacement. The product catalog number and serial number are required for return authorization.
 Rockwell Automation will make replacement parts available for this anomaly for a period of 18 months from the release of this notification.
 If you need additional assistance, please contact your Trusted system integrator or Rockwell Automation Technical Support. See Appendix A for local Technical Support telephone numbers. Customers without TechConnect support contracts should reference this Product Notice PN 2017-06-003 when calling.
The most current version of this Product Notice is posted on the Rockwell Automation Support Center, http://www.rockwellautomation.com/knowledgebase, as ID number 1049556. Additional languages may also be available at the end of this article attached as downloadable PDF documents.
Customers using the Rockwell Automation Support Center in a non-English language should search for the document by the article ID number listed above. The resulting article ID for non-English postings may be different than the listed article ID number.
If this Product Notice does not affect you because you do not have the products any longer, or if you are a Distributor, Rockwell Automation asks that you forward a copy of this notice, with any identifying documentation, immediately to the person or company that now has the product. We also ask that you contact Rockwell Automation Technical Support and provide the location of the affected units.
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We appreciate your immediate cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Sincerely,
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION
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Appendix A
Regional Technical Support Information
The following list can help you to contact the correct technical support center for your location. If your country is not listed, you can find a customer support number for your location on http://www.rockwellautomation.com/support/ by clicking Get Support Now, selecting your country, and clicking the Phone/OnSite Support tab.
Region / Country
Phone Number ( ) International Code
Region / Country
Phone Number ( ) International Code
Asia/Pacific
Europe
Australia
1 800 762 593
Austria
(49) 211 41553 664
China
400 620 6620
Belgium
(32) 2 716 8411
Hong Kong
+852 2887 4666
Czech Republic
(420) 28401 5911
India
1 800 2000 121
Denmark
(45) 43 466 006
Japan
03 3206 2785
Finland
(358) 958 447 419
Korea
(82) 2 2188 4400
France
(33) 825303132
Malaysia
1 800 80 4851
Germany
(49) 211 41553 664
New Zealand
0800 27 27 25
Hungary
(420) 28401 5911
Taiwan
080 902 0908
Ireland
(44) 01908 635245
Thailand
(66) 2936 1500
Italy (Brescia, Milano e Padova)
(39) 199 11 99 00
Caribbean
Italy (Bologna,Firenze,Napoli, Roma e Torino)
(39) 199 11 99 22
All Countries (English)
(1) 440 646 3223
Morocco
(33) 825303132
All Countries (Español)
(1) 440 646 3650
Netherlands
(31) 10 266 55 80
Central America
Poland
(48) 22 32 60 707
Argentina
800.666.0320
Portugal
(1) 440 646 3223
Belize
(1) 440 646 3650
Slovakia
(420) 284015911
Bolivia
(54) 800 10 0632
Spain
(34) 902 30 93 30
Brazil
(55) 11 5189 9500
Sweden
(46) 46 19 93 91
Chile
800.53.0012
Switzerland (German)
(41) 0844 84 84 11
Colombia
01.800.700.2107
Switzerland (French)
(41) 0844 84 84 12
Costa Rica
0800.013.1215
Switzerland (Italian)
(41) 0844 84 84 13
Ecuador
58.212.949.0611
United Kingdom
(44) 01908 635245
El Salvador
(52) 55 5246 2010
North America
Guatemala
1.800.288.0108
Canada
(1) 440-646-3223
Honduras
(52) 55 5246 2010
United States
(1) 440-646-3223
Mexico
001.888.365.8677
Nicaragua
(52) 55 5246 2010
Panama
001.800.203.3475
Paraguay
(54) 11 5554 4000
Peru
0800.535.36
Suriname
(1) 440 646 3650
Uruguay
(54) 11 5554 4000
Venezuela
800.1.00.3062
If you have a TechConnect Contract, please use the telephone number supplied to you with the contract.

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