Safety cutoffs do not always have to involve a full machine shutdown. Smart, safe reactions to various situations provide safety without having to stop the production process. Intelligent, decentralized and integrated safety technology from B&R with extremely short response times opens up an entirely new range of safety concepts for machines and systems. The full selection of machine options, the philosophy of programming instead of hard wiring, safe service and diagnostics and system-wide safe communication all come together to optimize both the flexibility and availability of machines and systems.
openSAFETY is the first open and only truly bus-independent safety standard available for all industrial Ethernet and fieldbus solutions. This technology makes it easier to implement safety solutions in compliance with current 2006/42/EC machine guidelines as well as other applicable standards. Using the “Black Channel” principle, openSAFETY is the only safety protocol in the world that can transfer secure data via any fieldbus system.
In addition to the wide range of modules available for the extremely compact X20 system, its division into three parts means that wiring and servicing are a snap.
The X67 system is compatible with the X20 system, allowing the modules to be combined as needed. In addition, the IP67 protection makes them especially well-suited for harsh environmental conditions.
Safety functions are an integral feature of our drive systems. The range of functions includes inverters, single-axis systems, multi-axis systems and drive components with IP65 protection for especially harsh environmental conditions.
B&R’s extensive portfolio of integrated safety technology products has received yet another key certification. Following rigorous evaluation and testing, the experts at Underwriters Laboratories have confirmed that B&R products comply with IEC 61508, IEC 62061 and ISO 13849 – the recognized standards for safety technology. In particular, functional safety certification by UL verifies compliance with applicable North American standards such as ANSI/UL 1998. Having successfully completed the certification process, B&R’s portfolio of integrated safety technology is now UL-listed in the FSPC category (Energy and Industrial Systems Certified for Functional Safety), as well as the corresponding FSPC7 category for Canada.
Safely monitoring speed relies on safe axis position data. This data is provided by ACOPOSmulti servo drives with their integrated SafeMC functionality. TÜV-certified SafeROBOTICS function blocks in the safety application use these positions to calculate the absolute speeds of the joints, tool mounting flange and tool center point. And because data is transferred via the fieldbus-independent openSAFETY protocol, users have the freedom to choose the control system that best fits their needs. The safety functions themselves are executed directly on the drives.