B&R SafeDesigner: Program safety with virtual wiring of logical function blocks
Designing and implementing safety automation is easier with the SafeDesigner development and configuration tool, B&R Industrial Automation says. The B&R tool provides an integrated safety tool for programming safety-related functions from within the Automation Studio development environment.
Designing and implementing safety automation is easier with the SafeDesigner development and configuration tool, B&R Industrial Automation says. The B&R tool provides an integrated safety tool for programming safety-related functions from within the Automation Studio development environment . With integration of the safety technology, programming the safety application is reduced to virtual wiring of logical function blocks, company says, making fixed-wired safety circuits a thing of the past.
PLCopen and IEC conformity
In addition to function blocks and language elements that conform to IEC 61131-3, users have a library certified by TÜV Rheinland with 20 function blocks for machine automation available to them. All function blocks correspond to the PLCopen standard. Through virtual wiring of the function blocks, the user profits from a clearly structured and well-arranged work method. In this way, errors can be found and prevented very early in all development phases. Resolving issues earlier in the design process saves significant time and resources. For instance,
The safety application created in SafeDesigner is processed in a safe controller - the SafeLogic - which supports cycle times starting at 1 ms and connection of up to 100 peripheral devices.
Optimized commissioning times
Transferring the safety signals via Industrial Ethernet clearly reduces setup and service work. In addition, programming in Automation Studio significantly reduces commissioning times.
- Edited by Mark T. Hoske , editor in chief, Control Engineering News Desk, www.controleng.com
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