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Festo launches new compact drive safety systems

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Festo introduces a new compact safety system offering the option of integrated drive monitoring for one axis.

The new CMGA from Festo is a compact safety system that can, for instance, monitor safety switches or speed and position transducers. Preconfigured software modules are available for processing safety-relevant signals.

All systems equipped with the CMGA safety system meet the requirements of the Machinery Directive and Performance Level (PL) to EN ISO 13849-1. These include emergency stops, two-hand buttons, operating mode selector switches or safe standstill systems.

Featuring 14 safe inputs and three switch-off channels, which can be extended to 65 safe I/Os, the CMGA also incorporates modules with integrated encoder interface for safe speed and position sensing. Certified by TÜV Rheinland, the safety system CMGA is compliant with requirements up to Cat. 4, PLe and SIL3.

CMGA is configured using the Festo Editor for Safety software tool. The safety system not only includes the preconfigured safety modules such as emergency stop or guard door, but also the functions for safe drive technology standardised to EN 61800-5-2 such as SS1, SS2, SOS, SLS, SLT, SLP or SDI. Fieldbus modules for Profibus, CANopen and DeviceNet are available for communication with the standard controller.

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