Safety aspects are playing an increasingly important role in automation solutions – especially where the safety of personnel is impacted by hazardous movements. Development in Safety at Work are therefore always state-of-the-art. This pertains to the various safety monitors and their software for controlling the safety technology, as well as the connected safety slaves, regardless of whether these are E-STOP buttons, photoelectric barriers or safe speed monitors. Customers are always benefitting from the newest innovations and highest level of safety.
Speed monitors monitor stopped condition, speed, speed range and direction, as well as shaft break, belt drift and slip. AS-Interface products are also used to safely monitor the brake ramp, end position and position ranges.
Technologies such as Safe Link, for safe coupling between safety monitors, are used to simply and flexibly connect multiple ASi networks and even safe controllers. In contrast to conventional links which require complex wiring, are error-prone and hard to manage, these technologies enable safe and simple linking over Ethernet.
Controlling the safety technology directly in the gateway relieves the burden from the fieldbus and enables free choice of sensors and actuators.
The benefits to you:
- Cost savings from simple wiring
- Elimination of an additional safe controller
- Relieves the fieldbus
- Significantly less likelihood of mistakes compared with conventional parallel wiring
You too can profit from an AS-Interface solution!
to install, configure, operate and expand
it’s rugged, noise immune, diagnostics-friendly and cost-effective
just one cable is used for data and power, can be configured to any topology, highly compatible