At CIMTEC, we take safety very seriously. Our engineers put a lot of effort into making sure that after a product is purchased and installed it is as safe as possible to the customer. Our line of Control Techniques drives are not only a superior product, but they are obsessed with the safety of their drives as well.
Integrated safety is the new paradigm of system design. The modern industrial processes face a significant challenge – the constant demand for increased machine throughput and a parallel need to reduce points of failure, all while ensuring the health and safety of human operators.
Modernizing system design, replacing traditional safety components with the capabilities of the latest generation of variable speed drives, is the new standard across industries to increase efficiency and availability.
In December a new generation of Safety modules was released which have taken Control Techniques offering to market leading proportions, providing maximum flexibility in functional design and the choice of components and protocols to integrate.
Unidrive and Digitax have long since offered integrated dual Safe Torque Off (STO) inputs, certified to SIL3 / PLe, providing an elegant and more reliable solution over traditional motor contactors.
The latest generation MiS210 and new MiS250 safety options extend the built-in STO with the ability to monitor and/or restrict the scope of motion safely. Integrated safety in the drives simplifies the functional safety architecture, making it a cost-effective, high performance and flexible solution for customers.
Simple, Cost-Effective & Functional
Integrated safety supports the decentralization of the motion safety functions for a machine by bringing many benefits. It reduces complexity, design and wiring time, it’s easy to commission, and it acts quickly. That consequently reduces the overall costs for the customer
Also, an onboard STO safely switches off torque to the motor without the need for external contactors.
The addition of a MiS2x0 Safety option enables sophisticated motion monitoring directly on the drive using the existing motor encoder.
Performance Without Compromises
When protecting people and equipment from hazards, time is key. Integrated safety offers faster reaction times, thanks to the close-coupling of safety functions and the drive.
All Control Techniques integrated safety functions are externally certified to control category SIL 3 and performance level PLe.
Flexible Safety Solution
With an integrated safety solution from Control Techniques, the customer gets maximum flexibility in functional design and the choice of components and protocols to integrate.
The MiS210 and MiS250 options support several encoder protocols on up to 4 different channels wired to the drive. Onboard Motion Safety Functions support multiple instances, and safe logic blocks are also available to allow implementation of complex safety chains.
Control and monitoring of the functions and transfer of safe position and speed values are available over the main safety fieldbuses: CIP Safety and Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE).
More Safety. Less Wiring
Network safety allows for complex safety configurations to be implemented with minimal wiring and without changing the existing network topology.
MiS safety options support all the main industry standards for easy integration in any automation architecture. Support for the Safe EnDat protocol reduces further costs by requiring less wiring and the need for additional feedback devices.
If you are unsure of which product you need, contact us and we will be more than happy to assist you. In addition, if you need more than just a Drives product and are looking for industrial automation services or industrial automation consulting, give us a call. Our seasoned engineers will begin the process of helping to determine which automation solution is right for you. Call us at 877.524.6832