Smart Safe Reaction meets mapp Technology
B&R is incorporating integrated safety technology into its mapp Technology software framework. The safety functions are now also available via the uniform and easy-to-use mapp user interface. New functions also make creating safety applications much faster and easier.
A safety controller is configured and managed in a safeDOMAIN. In the sense of Scalability+, users can select a powerful safety controller from the SafeLOGIC family or a more cost-effective SafeLOGIC-X controller. Very large safety tasks can consist of several SafeDOMAINs that communicate with each other via SafeDOMAIN gateways.
The safety application for a SafeDOMAIN is created in SafeDESIGNER. Certified functions used in combination with the visual editor allow virtual wiring. In addition, all device parameters for the SafeDOMAINs are managed here. This accelerates the development and commissioning process and prevents errors.
With SafeOPTION, B&R offers a predefined set of certified functions that can be used to map different machine variants in a safety application. This makes it possible to create robust, adaptive safety solutions that make it easy to manage different sets of machine options. SafeOPTION also allows safety settings be changed during operation. For example, limits values can be adjusted or another mode of operation can be selected.
Connected manufacturing requires safe data exchange not only within a machine but also between machines in a line. B&R has therefore expanded the possibilities for openSAFETY to transfer data via various transport media used in industrial automation.