In order to meet the stringent requirements for machine and equipment safety, Baumüller is offering safety solutions that can be adapted for the respective application.
Baumüller's integrated and PLCopen Safety-compliant safety concept comprises centralized, modular decentralized, and hybrid automation structures and is reflected in every part of the application. Baumüller integrates its safety concept into all automation components - the main component being the new b maXX-safePLC safety controller in connection with a drive system with integrated functional safety.
The concept of integrated safety engineering concentrates on the exact point where all machine sequences are coordinated: the automation system. While traditional concepts rely on additional safety components, such as conventional safety switchgear, Baumüller prefers a holistic solution. This requires hardware components that can be equipped in a scalable manner, ranging from simple to demanding safety functions. These functions are incorporated into the standard automation system, while continuing to use the existing infrastructure and resources.
The integration of safety programming conforming to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 in the Baumüller ProMaster engineering framework means that comprehensive safety applications can be implemented at the complexity level of a standard automation. The secure ProSafety IEC programming environment is an integral component of ProMaster and accesses the same project database. It was developed in conformance with the requirements of IEC 61508 and covers the entire range of safety requirements up to and including SIL 3. Thanks to ProSafety, scalable safety functionalities can be comfortably integrated into standard automation applications.