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Safe shutdown of motors up to SIL 3/PL e in process automation

Two new fail-safe digital modules from the Siemens Industry Automation Division are implemented with the motor management system Simocode pro for safe shutdown of motors in process automation.

The modules DM-F Profisafe and DM-F Local fulfill the requirements of the IEC 61508/62061 and ISO 13849-1 standards for functional safety up to SIL 3/PL e. DM-F Local safely shuts down the motor in response to a local fail-safe signal from a sensor or controller, DM-F Profisafe receives the fail-safe signal via Profibus from a fail-safe controller. Simocode and the two new modules are configured using the Simocode ES software. For fail-safe applications with DM-F Profisafe, ready-to-use library blocks certified by the German Technical Inspectorate (TÜV) are available in the Step 7 option packages Distributed Safety and S7 F-Systems.

Simocode pro is a flexible and modular motor management system for motors in the low-voltage performance range. The system can be connected to higher-level automation systems via Profibus and covers the functions between the motor feeder and the automation system. Simocode pro combines all the necessary protection, monitoring and control functions for each motor feeder in a compact system. The motor management system offers complete, multi-functional electronic protection; safe shutdown of motors; integrated control functions; as well as detailed operation, service and diagnostics data. These functions are also provided autonomously by the automation system.

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen) is the worldwide leading supplier of production, transportation, lighting and building technologies. With integrated automation technologies as well as comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, flexibility and efficiency of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector includes six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. By September 30, Siemens Industry had some 204,000 employees worldwide and turnover in fiscal year 2010 of €34.9 billion.

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) The Siemens-Division Industry Automation (Nuremberg) is the worldwide leading supplier of automation technology, industrial switchgear and industry software. The offer ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry up to industry specific solutions with the automation of complete automobile productions and chemical plants. As leading software supplier Industry Automation optimizes the whole value chain of producing companies – from product design and development through production and sales up to service. By September 30, Siemens Industry Automation had some 33.000 employees worldwide and a turnover in fiscal year 2010 of €6.2 billion.

Reference Number: IIA2011022507e

Gerhard Stauss | Siemens Industry
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