The safety parameters allow for safety critical applications up to PL e or SIL 3. The safety functions are integrated as a pure hardware solution and allow directly integrating the servo drives in a safety system.
This basic safety function prevents the creation of torque in the motor and enables an uncontrolled stop in accordance with stop category 0 of IEC 60204-1.
When an axis is under load or affected by gravity, STO can lead to dangerous situations since no torque is preventing the axis from moving.
For such cases, a safe brake signal is required. Since the brakes are spring-activated (to prevent motion in an unpowered system) the voltage that pulls the brake open is provided safely when SOMANET Circulo or SOMANET Node Safety are used.
For SOMANET Circulo the safety inputs are now incorporated into the communication connector so that Daisy Chaining the safety lines is possible alongside the EtherCAT connections. Learn more about “Daisy Chaining” possibilities of Circulo here.
Synapticon Safe Motion Technology
Sneak peek of our upcoming Safe Motion solution that will feature Fieldbus Safety, SLS, SLP, SLT at SIL3 PLe and more.
Webinar about functional safety
by Andrija Feher, CTO Synapticon. Here you can watch a recording and download the presentation about Synapticons approach on functional safety
Synapticon documentation about Safety Functions
Get a deeper knowledge with our technical documentation and learn how to set up our servo drives