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Safety - Distributed Functional Safety

Safety

Distributed Functional Safety

Safety - Distributed Functional Safety

The following safety products and software are available:

IXXAT Safe T100

A module for quick and easy implementation of safe I/Os

Safety Stacks

Flexible protocol stacks for implementing safety communication

With the IXXAT Safe offering, we offer an extensive portfolio of solutions for safe communication according to IEC 61508. The solution includes TÜV-certified safety protocol software for CIP Safety and Functional Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE), as well as certified and ready-to-use PROFIsafe I/O modules for integration into customer devices. Implementing safety functionality can be complicated, which is why the IXXAT safety development team offers support to customers during their safety implementation. HMS also offers development of customer-specific OEM solutions.

IXXAT Safe T100

A highlight within the IXXAT Safe offering is the ready-made IXXAT Safe T100 module – a complete solution for easy and fast integration of safe I/Os using a safe communications protocol. The Safe T100 module is integrated directly into the customer product or system – for example welding systems, drives, counter terminals etc. Thanks to the comprehensive architecture of the safety hardware and software, pre-certified by TÜV Rheinland, the use of the IXXAT Safe T100 considerably simplifies the development of devices and systems with safe communication. It also reduces development time, cost and risk.

IXXAT safe T100 Example Application
IXXAT safe T100 Example Application

The IXXAT Safe T100 is designed to work together with HMS’s Anybus CompactCom modules for fieldbus and industrial Ethernet communication. In this solution, CompactCom acts as the pathway through the unsafe network and safe communication is implemented using the “black channel” principle. In addition to the first version now released – the IXXAT Safe T100/PS for PROFIsafe on PROFINET – additional variants will soon be available, such as for CIP Safety on EtherNet/IP or FSoE. Special requirements in terms of form factor, connectors, or the number of I/Os, can also be met through specific OEM implementations offered by IXXAT.

Safety protocol stacks

In addition to the ready-made Safe T100 module, IXXAT also offers protocol stacks for FSoE and CIP Safety on EtherNet/IP or SERCOS. Just as for Safe T100, the protocol stacks are also certified by TÜV, enabling easy implementation of safe communication on suitable hardware. By using a pre-certified safety protocol stack, customers benefit from significantly faster development time as well as lower costs and risks. Integration of the stacks can be carried out by the device manufacturers themselves, but IXXAT is ready to assist with implementation, porting, and certification services.