Schneider Electric provides a complete safety chain to improve the efficiency and functionality of your machines. It has introduced Modicon MCM controllers to provide enterprises with a requisite level of security.
These modular safety controllers offer simplified integration and maintenance and less time to market. Below, we will look at its components, software and how Modicon is one of your machines’ best safety chain solutions.
Modicon MCM system applications:
These modular safety controllers are designed to perform various safety functions to prevent people from accessing the dangerous parts of the machinery with the help of:
- Emergency Stop
- Position Monitoring
- Speed Monitoring
- Guard Monitoring
- Speed Monitoring
- Enabling Movement
- Perimeter Guarding
The hardware architecture of expansion modules can be designed based on machine specifications, significantly reducing the number of components and wiring. Moreover, it simplifies the input and output wiring and offers a removal memory card, with which you can transfer the configuration to a new safety controller CPU without software. It also enhances machine scalability and flexibility and can be connected anywhere with the help of numerous communication expansion modules.
Modicon MCM System Key Components:
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Safety Controller CPU
A safety controller CPU is designed to monitor a safety configuration provided by the software SoSafe Configurable. You can use this component as a stand-alone device or can connect to any of the Modicon expansion modules.
Safe expansion I/O modules
These are designed for safety outputs and inputs. You can individually configure these input/output modules or use them as mixed input/output modules.
Safe speed monitoring modules
These modules are designed to control zero speed, maximum speed, direction, and speed range.
Safe communication expansion modules
These expansion modules are designed for safe island creation, enabling the connection of the safety controller CPU (XPSMCMCP0802p or XPSMCMC10804p).
A removable memory card to save configuration data so it can be safely transferred to a new device without using a PC. Moreover, it contains a backplane expansion connector to communicate expansion modules to the safety controller CPU safely. The Modicon MCM accessories also contain a configuration cable, communication cable, and encoder splitter cable to ensure all-inclusive communication and safety.
Modicon MCM Software:
The Modicon MCM modular safety controllers are supported by SoSafe Configurable software. This software follows a simple drag-and-drop block approach and contains a library of configurable safety and logical functions. These functions allow:
online configuration monitoring
- offline simulation
- configuration validation
- hardware device scanning
- printable schematics and documentation
Moreover, this software offers a quick and easy machine setup and transfer to the safety controller CPU via a USB link.
An IoT-enabled machine architecture helps machine builders design smarter machines that deliver efficiency, sustainability, and profit to your business. The Modicon MCM is designed specifically to meet the safety requirements of your machines, reducing your time to market. Moreover, it ensures productivity by offering stand-alone and embedded safety solutions. Therefore, opt for Schneider Electric’s safety chain solutions to get the right level of security.