In the context of increasingly complex automation requirements, functional safety provides the foundation for protecting people and the environment. The integration of safe design and control elements serves as the basis for flexible, yet safe machine processes (or movements).
SAFETY IN MACHINES AND SYSTEMS
certified functions from a big modular system
From the safe release of movement to safe speed or position monitoring, KEB provides a broadly differentiated package for implementing sensor-actuated and sensorless safety in movement axes from 0.75 to 450 kW.
The coordination tasks of the different requirements are handled by the safety controller which, as a modular assembly in the I/O system, can be combined with all IPC-based function controls via safe data exchange.
As an integral part of machine automation, the safety controller monitors, manages and coordinates the functional and motion sequences. The safe programming and parameter assignment required for this form part of the automation platform.
Safe fieldbus communication and safe I/O modules receive and release commands and data.
Integrated safety functions
Drive electronics with integrated safety functions control, regulate and monitor sensor-actuated and sensorless motion processes.
Motors and gear motors
Machine and system components are driven by synchronous or asynchronous motors and gear motors with integrated, safe speed measurement.
Closed-current brakes with emergency stop properties bring rotating shafts to a halt and hold them in position.