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SEW-EURODRIVE extends S12 safety option for MOVIFIT decentralised drive inverters

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SEW-EURODRIVE is now offering the integrated S12 safety option for its MOVIFIT decentralised drive inverters.

Extending its comprehensive range of safety technology to include the integrated S12 safety option for MOVIFIT FC/MC drive units, used for constructing modular and flexible conveyor systems, SEW-EURODRIVE now offers its safety technology to be implemented in most applications from control cabinet technology with integrated or independent axis monitors to decentralised technology.

The S12 safety option comes in two option card versions, S12A and S12B to support different numbers of safety-related inputs and outputs. The new S12 option offers the additional safety functions STO (safe torque off), SS1a/c (safe stop 1), SLS (safely limited speed) and SDI (safe direction) over and above the standard MOVIFIT functions. The SLS function can be easily applied using the EI7C/(FS) simple motor integrated encoder. The safety functions are an integral element of the MOVIFIT modular system.

SEW-EURODRIVE’s MOVITOOLS MotionStudio engineering software is used to program the S12 safety option. A cost-effective, integrated safety solution, SEW-EURODRIVE’s S12 safety option can be used independently or as a fieldbus slave with PROFIsafe via PROFIBUS or PROFINET. The inputs can also be set as 1- or 2-channel, and they can read OSSD (Output Signal Switching Device)-capable sensors such as light grids and scanners.

The S12 safety option is useful in any application where materials need moving including on roller conveyors, rotary tables, and electrified monorail systems for light loads. SEW-EURODRIVE’s S12 safety option is particularly relevant for the intralogistics sector.

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