The SafeDesigner development and configuration software gives users a way to program safety-related functions within the Automation Studio development environment. Automation Studio allows generating control software for company industrial PCs and controllers. Both are from B&R Automation, Roswell, Ga. Programming a safety application is now reduced to virtual wiring of logical function blocks. Fixed-wired safety circuits are now a thing of the past.
In addition to function blocks and language elements that conform to IEC 61131-3, users gain access to a library certified by TÜV Rheinland with 20 function blocks for machine automation. The blocks correspond to the PLCopen standard. Through virtual wiring of the function blocks, the user gets a clearly structured and well-arranged work method. This allows finding and correcting errors early in development phases.
The safety application created in SafeDesigner is then processed in a B&R SafeLogic controller which supports cycle times as brief at 1 ms and connections of up to 100 peripheral devices. Transferring safety signals by industrial Ethernet reduces setup and service work. In addition, programming in Automation Studio significantly reduces commissioning times.
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