ctrlX SAFETY: Safety in ctrlX DRIVE with no extra space required
We consider this progress when it comes to the reaction time so important that it forms part of the entire ctrlX SAFETY system: from an entry-level solution to a complex system solution, from the drive-integrated SafeMotion software to the SafeLogic safety control system for complete machines. With quicker reaction times and an even lower engineering outlay, we’ve further developed our proven SafeMotion and SafeLogic solutions to ensure a standardized level of safety.
One practical feature: all ctrlX DRIVE drives have Safe Torque OFF (STO) with the quick reaction time on board – with no need for additional hardware or software. If the application demands safe movements in accordance with the safety integrity levels SIL2 and SIL3, developers can easily add SafeMotion with ctrlX DRIVEplus – with no need for extra space. Certified functions for safe positions and safe speeds can also be selected. Because this full range of functions is available on the drive level, there is no need for manufacturers to program the control system. This results in noticeable benefits during everyday use: With an individual drive, safety functions react even if the control system is unable to intervene when the machine is being started up or during commissioning.
Via the SAFETYlink bus, users can also combine a number of drives to form a safe group and thus switch groups of axes to a safe state – once again, the quick reaction times are maintained. As a result, machine modules can be worked on efficiently and in accordance with the relevant standards without having to shut down the entire system.