Safe Radar System with FSoE Connection

Protection zone monitoring with adptable field of vision

  • Safe Radar System with FSoE Connection
    Safe Radar System with FSoE Connection

With the safe radar system PSENradar from Pilz, it is now possible to implement protection zone monitoring in harsh environments for additional applications. Extended field of view functions make it easier to integrate the radar sensors into different production environments. The flexibility provided by adaptable fields of view is particularly beneficial in confined spaces. It is also now possible to connect to the open Safety over EtherCAT FSoE safety protocol, resulting in less wiring and lower costs.

In addition to the existing radar sensors with a detection range of 0 to 5 metres, the safe radar sensor PSEN rd1.2 sensor F-FOV LR is now also available with a range of 0 to 9 metres. This enables efficient safeguarding of mobile applications.

Flexible viewing angle 

A new feature of both sensor devices is the option of flexibly configuring the fields of view: in addition to the symmetrical viewing angle, asymmetrical and corridor-like viewing angles can now also be configured. This means that PSENradar can be used reliably in different production environments. It also saves space in the production area, particularly where space is limited, for example where machines are located directly next to each other or where walkways lead directly past the machines. Now that the field of view settings can be configured more individually, the radar sensor can be positioned more flexibly without restricting production. This not only improves safety in harsh environments, but also increases productivity.

Radar connects 

Together with the configurable mini PLC PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz, PSENradar provides a safe, complete solution for monitoring protection zones - including safe data transfer with FSoE in the EtherCAT communication system. The new evaluation unit for the PSENradar radar system enables FSoE functionality to IEC 61508 for safety applications up to SIL 3. As FSoEMainInstance (FSoE Master), PNOZmulti 2 combines monitoring of all of a radar application’s safety functions in one device, and establishes connections to safe FSoE SubordinateInstances (FSoE Slaves) in the network. In a complete package consisting of a safe small controller PNOZmulti 2 as FSoE MainInstance with the safe radar system, you can easily implement this safety-related networking as a single-cable solution - with minimum wiring effort.