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Safe Motion Modules

By Design Engineering Staff   

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Kollmorgen KSM Safety Modules integrate machine safety logic with functional safety devices.

Kollmorgen launched its KSM Safety Module line, which combines Safety PLC functionality with safe motion functions when paired with the company’s AKD drives and automation controllers. KSM can also connect to EtherCAT, Profinet, and CANopen devices; allowing a general PLC or automation controller to connect into the safety system as well. KSM Safety Controllers are TŰV certified for machines that require ISO 13849 PLe and IEC 61508 SIL3 level functionality.

KSM is capable of fifteen different Safe Motion functions, including Safe Torque Off (STO), Safe Stops (SSX), Safe Limited Speed (SLS), Safe Limited Position (SLP), and Safe Brake Control (SBC), among other functions. The safety system can simultaneously monitor up to twelve axes in a single system. Each module can safely monitor standard feedback devices such as resolvers as well as both single- and multi-turn versions of EnDat, BiSS, and HIPERFACE devices.


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