The safety-related products from B&R have been certified by TƒÅ“V Rheinland for use in safety-oriented applications. In addition to meeting all specified safety criteria, B&R safety technology also has the major advantage of seamless integration in existing automation infrastructure. Flexible adjustment of the safety behavior to the requirements of the machine guarantees that safety reactions will be carried optimally.
Safety technology integration
B&R safety products enable simple integration of safety technology in the functional application. Fixed wiring is replaced by safe data transfer via the existing machine bus system. Flexibly configured or programmed safety behavior adapts optimally to various situations. Complete diagnostics of safety components via the machine bus system provide detailed data about the status of the machine.
Safety shut-offs do not always have to involve shutting down the machine. When opening a protective cover, for example, it is often sufficient to reduce the speed. Smart, safe reactions to various situations provide safety without stopping the production process. The machine does not need to be emptied and set up again, and manipulation is no longer necessary. This results in real advantages for the user that can be easily implemented with programmable safety behavior.
Rapid advancements in technology make it necessary to continually update the safety regulations. Adapting safety products to the current regulations in the area of safety technology has the highest priority at B&R. The safety-related products SafeDESIGNER, SafeLOGIC, X20 SafeIO and Ethernet POWERLINK Safety fulfill ISO 13849 (PL e) IEC 62061 (SIL 3) and IEC 61508 (SIL 3) standards.
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