Three new safety modules are available for Baumüller’s b maXX 5000 modular converters with safety integrity level (SIL) 3 and performance level (PL) e. Connected to the b maXX power circuits, the SAF-001, SAF-002, and SAF-003 enable up to 11 safety functions, even when used with a simple resolver as the sensor system. As a result, the b maXX 5000er meets the requirements of EN ISO 13849, in accordance with the Machine Directive. Certified by TÜV Rhineland, the SAF-001 enables a "safe torque off" function (STO), which cuts off power in the event an emergency. The SAF-002, on the other hand, incorporates safe stop (SS1 and SS2), safe operating stop (SOS), safety limited speed (SLS), and safe direction (SDI) functions. Offering a total of 11 functions, the SAF-003 includes safety limited acceleration (SLA), safety limited position (SLP), safety limited increment (SLI) and safe brake control (SBC) in addition to the safety functions offered by the other two modules. Furthermore, the safety modules include eight digital safety inputs and four digital safety outputs that can be assigned to the safety functions, as required. These inputs permit safety sensors to be connected directly to the b maXX 5000 to enable the safety functions. Moreover, if a safety function has been tripped, further machine functions can be switched via the safety outputs. Additional external safety terminals are therefore superfluous.
Edited by: Teoman Tugsuz