Rockwell Automation’s New PowerFlex AC Drive Option Module Provides Multiple Safety Functions on the same EtherNet/IP Network as Standard Control.
Integrated Safety Functions Option Module from Rockwell Automation helps reduce hardware and installation costs while improving productivity.
AC drive applications that require safety functionality can now benefit from the integration of safety and standard control systems on a single network using one controller. The Integrated Safety Functions Option Module from Rockwell Automation offers several safety functions based on IEC 61800-5-2 standards for Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755 and 755T AC drives. It includes the ability to monitor speed, direction and position on an EtherNet/IP network.
As part of a comprehensive solution, a single Allen-Bradley GuardLogix controller can manage safety and standard control in one software environment, Studio 5000 Logix Designer. With no need to write and coordinate multiple programs on different controllers, manufacturers can simplify the programming process and save on training and support costs.
The integrated safety functions option module provides ratings up to and including SIL CL 3 and PLe Cat 4, when used as part of an integrated safety system that includes a GuardLogix 5580ES controller or Compact GuardLogix 5380ES controller. The option module can be added to the drive at any time.
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