Bosch Rexroth Sets New Standards For Safe Automation With ctrlX SAFETY

Bosch Rexroth introduced ctrlX SAFETY, a scalable system that can be used from the drive-integrated SafeMotion solution in ctrlX DRIVE to the complete ctrlX SAFETY control. In addition to the flexible use, the advantages include a very high level of safety thanks to the fastest reaction times and efficient engineering through graphical programming of the safety PLC.

ctrlX SAFETY is based on two components that can be used independently or as an overall system: SafeMotion and SafeLogic. The hardware is extremely compact and, as a safety control, its graphical programming reportedly allows the required programs to be created quickly and easily without extensive training.

The intuitive engineering interface, a documentation-supported user guidance and ready-made dialogs for the acquisition of acceptance-relevant information enable significantly faster engineering than conventional solutions.

For more demanding applications, the hardware can reportedly be extended by additional I/O modules via the safe fieldbus. It has flexible interfaces such as digital I/O, ctrlX SAFETY, Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) and PROFIsafe (in preparation). The exchange of safe I/O signals between the safety control and the SafeMotion on the ctrlX DRIVE is performed via ctrlX SAFETY.

SafeMotion is based on the modular drive system ctrlX DRIVE and has a scalable software. It is available as an entry-level version, with extended functions or for the highest requirements.

ctrlX SAFETY reportedly allows for machine integration in the smallest installation space and the integrated certified safety technology enables efficient machine acceptance. Once a safety solution has been planned, it can be integrated into different machine concepts without complex adaptation. As it supports the most common safe fieldbus protocols, ctrlX SAFETY could be integrated into almost any automation system.

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