The Flexi Soft safety controller from SICK is a modular and easy-to-commission safety controller that can be efficiently adapted to a variety of safety applications. It is the ideal choice for safeguarding against hazardous points in presses and laser cutting systems used in machine building applications. It is also an efficient tool for the packaging industry, which uses machines with a large number of doors and flaps that require protective measures.
The ease of use features incorporated into the Flexi Soft Controller include:
- Gateways in all common fieldbus systems, which means less downtime.
- Diagnostic interfaces on the main module.
- Configuration memory in the system plug for quick commissioning and faster troubleshooting.
- Flexi Soft Designer software that includes wiring diagrams and documentation, enabling fast configuration.
- Predefined, TUV certified software function blocks for common applications.
Flexi Soft Controllers keep the amount of wiring used to a minimum. Flexi Soft also makes it possible to network overlapping safety functions in modular machines – and integrate these into the standardized system controllers.
The license-free Flexi Soft Designer configuration software offers intuitive programming, rapid commissioning and continuous monitoring. The entire configuration can be documented in multiple languages with just one click. The software features drag and drop hardware selection, a broad range of input and output elements, clear diagnostics through single-page online monitoring, and customized modification of elements that can be saved in a separate library.
The Logic Editor has an extensive library of certified function blocks for the definition of all safety logic. A large number of logic blocks (255) is available for each project, as are application-specific blocks for presses, muting and ramp down detection, to name a few. The tool also allows both offline simulation of the created project and online forcing of inputs. Also, the entire configuration can be documented in multiple languages with just one click.
The Flexi Soft Safety Controller product portfolio includes safety relays, safety controllers and network solutions characterized by easy commissioning, modularity and an optimal integration into the automation process.
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