The global site of the UK's leading magazine for automation, motion engineering and power transmission
23 April, 2018

Product and Supplier Search

Facebook

Servo amp has safety built in

08 May, 2007

At the recent Hannover Fair, Pilz unveiled a safe servo amplifier which, it claims, makes it easy and economical to implement safety installations. The basic version of the PMCprotego D amplifier incorporates a safe-stop function in accordance with Category 3 of EN 954-1, but extra safety functions, such as safely reduced speed, safe operational stop or safe standstill, can be added using a plug-in card.

Pilz safety servo

The drive (shown above), with reaction speeds of around 1ms, is controlled via safe inputs and outputs, and the safety functions are independent of the motor and encoder used. Various fieldbuses are supported via an expansion card slot.

The plug-in safety card adds redundant measurement and shutdown routines, as well as sophisticated brake management for single-axis applications. A networked version using the Ethernet-based SafetyNet p bus system, is planned for multi-axis applications




Magazine
  • To view a digital copy of the latest issue of Drives & Controls, click here.

    To visit the digital library of past issues, click here

    To subscribe to the magazine, click here

    To see the latest Products & Services Directory, click here

     

Exhibition

Birmingham 2018The next Drives & Controls Exhibition and Conference will take place in Birmingham, UK, from 10-12 April, 2018. For more information on the event, visit the Show Web site

Poll

"Do you think that robots create or destroy jobs?"

Newsletter
Newsletter

Events

Most Read Articles