Increase safe outputs
04 September 2017
Safety technology is a major topic in the automation industry.
If there is an emergency on the shop floor - for example a guard door has been opened or someone has activated a light curtain - outputs have to be switched off immediately. Combining safety relays with K3 fieldbus modules is an easy method to achieve safe outputs. This is a practical solution for smaller applications with basic requirements.
In order to design an installation solution based on Cube67 that meets the highest safety requirements, a combination of the compact and safe fieldbus module MVK Metal Safety with Cube67 K3 modules is an excellent solution. With the safe outputs of MVK Metal Safety - controlled by a PROFINET/PROFIsafe controller - it is possible to create up to 12 safe outputs on the K3 module. They are split into two safety circuits, each with three ports that have dual functions. This multiplies the number of safe outputs and is a simple and efficient method to increase the competitiveness of your machines and systems.