Consistent and safe communication facilitates the commissioning as well as the operation of machines and systems. The drive controllers COMBIVERT F6 and Servo Drives S6 from KEB Automation offer integrated safety functions directly in the drive. In the device variant “APPLICATION” Ethernet-based bus systems are switchable via software and thus enable a flexible fieldbus connection to the superimposed control level, for example via PROFINET. Communication via the safe fieldbus protocol PROFIsafe has now been integrated and certified in the units. This reduces the amount of wiring required in the application.
Safe fieldbus communication between different F-Devices
The integration of drives with integrated safety into the Siemens TiA-Portal PROFINET network is done with the help of GSD files that have been checked for conformity in advance. Based on this, the safe fieldbus communication between different F-Devices (safety devices) is realised. With the COMBIVERT F6 and S6 APPLICATION drive controllers (with type 3 safety module), the corresponding encoder-related safety functions can be selected and used via the configuration. The device series cover a wide power range from 0.75 kW to 450 kW and can be used for the operation of different motor technologies.