The Safety control ensures the safe operation of modern industrial plants. Safety controls monitor and control safety-critical processes to protect people and machines. This article examines the latest developments on the market and shows practical applications in various industries that benefit from innovative security solutions.

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Functional safety according to SIL 3 and PLe

25.06.2024 | The SCU-DR safety controller from Müller Industrial Electronics complements the TÜV-certified safety measurement module SMM, which was developed for load, force and pressure measurements in accordance with SIL3 and performance level PLe. This combination offers a sophisticated, complete solution for safety-critical applications in industrial automation.

The modular safety control SCU-DR is characterized by its versatile system integration options. It supports a wide range of fieldbus systems, including CAN 2.0, CANopen, Devicenet, Profibus-DP, Profinet and Ethercat. This diversity enables the SCU-DR to be seamlessly integrated into a wide variety of industrial environments, ensuring high flexibility and adaptability.

Müller Industrie-Elektronik offers the SCU-DR and the Safety measurement module SMM is a comprehensive and reliable solution for typical safety tasks in industrial automation. The all-round security package enables companies to control safety-critical processes conveniently and safely without compromising on performance.

Protect PSC1 with new security functions

11.10.2021 | Consistent data exchange is one of the most important features of digital production. In safety control Protect PSC1 from Schmersal ann the user the integrated universal communication interface Use as a gateway to send the diagnostic data from the safety sensors to higher-level controllers. 

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Configurable small controller for industrial security

04.04.2020 | The configurable secure minicontroller Pnozmulti 2 by Pilz takes over further tasks of the access authorization and the selection of the operating mode Industrial Security and the Safety or machine safety. As a system solution, the small controller enables comprehensive access control and a functionally safe selection of operating modes.

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Safety control protects the sausage processing plant

21.01.2020 | In addition to the important quality of flexibility, companies increasingly prefer security systems, which, in addition to the safety function, offer operational efficiency and cost advantages. How these requirements can be implemented is shown by the system for processing cold cuts from Weber mechanical engineering.

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Safety control with integrated OPC UA server

27.11.2018 | Schmersal provides the Protect PSC1 safety controller with integrated OPC UA Server & Hosting a new Industry 4.0-compatible solution. The connection of the PSC1 to the industrial machine-to-machine communication protocol enables extensive information from the manufacturer's products to be included in a manufacturer-independent data exchange in the future.

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Small safety controller with integrated Ethernet interfaces

23.11.2016 | Alexander Mielchen, Product Manager at Leuze Electronic GmbH + Co. KG in Owen, will present at the SPS IPC Drives 2016 in Nuremberg presented the new programmable safety controller MSI 400. It impresses with 16 inputs, four outputs and four configurable I/Os.

Compact safety control with safe inputs and outputs

13.03.2015 | Wieland Electric is further developing its "Samos" and "Samos Pro System" and is launching the "Samos Pro Compact" series. The new modules offer up to 20 safe inputs and 8 safe outputs on a width of just 45 mm. With integrated USB, Ethernet and Industrial Ethernet communication. Flexible programming using the free programming tool "Samos Plan5+ with integrated simulation and logic analysis.

Due to its extensive functionality, compact design and user-friendly software These modules can already cover a wide range of different security applications optimally and cost-effectively. The new modules can be easily and quickly integrated into Ethernet-based networks without any additional effort, so that remote maintenance solutions can also be implemented. If required, the new modules from the Compact family can be expanded to up to 168 secure inputs/outputs, which makes Samos Pro Compact suitable for medium to large applications.

Source: This article is based on information from the following companies: Leuze Electronic, Müller Industrie-Elektronik, Pilz, Schmersal, Wieland.

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