Servo Amplifier with FSoE

Jan. 12, 2024

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc.’s MelServo-J5 EtherCAT compatible servo amplifiers allow users to integrate safety devices like e-stop buttons, safety sensors and other devices into a single network. Melservo-J5 servo amplifiers now feature increased safety through FailSafe. FailSafe over EtherCAT (FSoE) devices operate by separating safety-related traffic transmission and standard data on the same network ensuring reliable and redundant transmission of safety signals on an EtherCAT network. FSoE is a TUV-certified technology developed according to IEC 61508, is standardized internationally in IEC 61784-3 and can be implemented with an approved EtherCAT Master module. In the event a machine breaks down or malfunctions, FailSafe is designed to revert the servo to safe working conditions by using safety subfunctions.