Virtual Safety Software features scalable design.
October 9, 2013 -
Programmed using SafeDESIGNER editor in Automation Studio, SafeLOGIC-X covers everything from safe I/O and drive technology to integrated diagnostics, safe line integration, and safe machine options. Application runs on safe input module, and all parameter and configuration management is handled on standard controller. As safe input and output modules are added to SafeLOGIC safety controller, existing programming code can be reused without having to make changes.
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B & R Industrial Automation
1250 Northmeadow Parkway, S-100
Roswell, GA, 30076
SafeLOGIC-X - The Virtual Safety Solution from B&R
Scalable safety integration for small applications
SafeLOGIC-X from B&R now brings all the advantages of integrated safety technology to small, cost-sensitive applications as well. This solution covers it all – from safe I/O and drive technology to integrated diagnostics, safe line integration and safe machine options.
Unlimited scalability guarantees system continuity
The SafeLOGIC-X solution is programmed using the SafeDESIGNER editor in Automation Studio, just like the hardware-based SafeLOGIC solution. This means that when a system outgrows its SafeLOGIC-X solution, it is no trouble at all to switch to a dedicated SafeLOGIC controller. The safety applications can be scaled and configured to meet the requirements of systems of any size. As safe input and output modules are added to a SafeLOGIC safety controller, existing programming code can simply be reused without having to make a single change. Switching over also doesn't require recertification, another benefit that saves both time and money.
This type of unlimited scalability guarantees system continuity right from the start while also ensuring a uniform approach to engineering and diagnostics – two factors vital to increasing the availability of systems and machines.
Safety functions distributed across existing components
SafeLOGIC-X is solely a software-based solution; extra safety controller hardware is not needed. Whereas safety functions are distributed across existing hardware components on the network, the safety application itself runs on a safe input module. All parameter and configuration management is handled on the standard controller. Safe user interface functionality is even handled by the visualization device. And what's the best thing about the SafeLOGIC-X solution? It can be implemented on every single Automation PC, Panel PC, Power Panel and modular control system from B&R.
Data distribution and monitoring with openSAFETY
The architecture used with SafeLOGIC-X is made possible by the openSAFETY standard. This safety protocol provides communication services that comply with SIL 3 requirements and ensures that parameters and configuration data are safely distributed and monitored over the entire network.
B&R Industrial Automation Corp.
Attn: Yvonne Eich, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
1250 Northmeadow Parkway, S-100
Roswell, GA 30076
B&R company profile
B&R is the world’s largest and most successful private company in the area of automation equipment manufacturing. The motto “Perfection in Automation” has provided the foundation for the company since B&R was founded in 1979. Today, B&R employs 2,400 employees worldwide and has an exceptional global presence with 168 sales offices in 68 countries.
B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with its customers since 1987. Since then, B&R North America has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R’s unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R North America has a network of more than 24 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally.