TwinSAFE

Configuring instead of wiring: The TwinSAFE configurator

The complete TwinSAFE system is configured via the TwinCAT System Manager. All bus parameters can be edited and displayed in the System Manager (unless they were already set automatically by the system).

TwinSAFE configurator
TwinSAFE configurator
 

The safety application is simply realised with function blocks that have already been certified, such as E_Stop, M_Mon, etc. To this end, the required function blocks are selected and linked with the required safe inputs and outputs. Simple handling and machine safety-typical function blocks facilitate projecting and implementation. Complex functions can be implemented by linking the function blocks via operators such as AND, OR, etc.

The finished safety application is loaded into the KL6904 TwinSAFE Logic Terminal or the EL6900 TwinSAFE Logic via any fieldbus connection or via Ethernet. The terminal features its own user administration that prevents unauthorised access. Manipulation or unauthorised modification of the application can thus be prevented. The KL6904 TwinSAFE Logic Terminal and EL6900 TwinSAFE Logic also feature automatic version checking.

TwinSAFE configurator
 

Via the TwinCAT System Manager, the safety-relevant signals are available to the TwinCAT PLC in read access mode. Read access to these data has no effect on safety and means that no signal contacts (which would otherwise be required) are needed. Analysis of the status messages from all safety-relevant terminals offers unsurpassed diagnostic depth.