Design Engineering

Distributed Safety System

By Desgin Engineering staff   

General Fabrication Safety machine design

GE PACSystems VersaSafe provides SIL3 safety capabilities with high availability.

Charlottesville, VA. — GE Intelligent Platforms introduced its PACSystems VersaSafe machine safety solution, which adds TÜV-certified SIL3 safety capabilities by combining secure network connectivity, certified safety function blocks and a graphical programming environment.

The system combines PROFINET with optional media redundant protocol (MRP) and multiple cable media options, providing the ability to put a machine in a safe state without fully powering down the equipment.

Leveraging PACSystems’ distributed I/O architecture and single point of connect capabilities, VersaSafe enables a single network to carry standard and safety I/O and eliminates the need for a separate safety CPU or controller.

To minimize engineering efforts, GE provides a comprehensive set of tools and services as part of the VersaSafe solution, including a library of certified safety function blocks, the ability to integrate safety and standard capabilities, and a set of integrated development and commissioning diagnostic utilities.



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