Schmersal presents the new PSC1 configurator at the “Automatica” 2016 trade fair

Safe control system - now really easily configured for individual needs using an iPad

Visit Schmersal from 21st to 24th June 2016 at the “Automatica” trade fair in Munich, hall B6, stand 326

Wuppertal, 13 June 2016. It is multifunctional and can be adapted to any application thanks to a variety of components and modules: The Protect PSC1, the latest generation of safety control systems from Schmersal. At the Automatica 2016 trade fair in Munich, the company is presenting a new tool with which any user can quickly and easily configure a custom safe control system themselves using their own iPad. Starting with a selection of safety switches, users can take advantage of the PSC1 configurator to arrange a PSC1 system tailored to their individual needs at any time of the day or night – along with the associated item list, including product designations, details about the devices and pricing. Additional benefits of the PSC1 configurator are that it is easier to submit orders and processing times are faster.

The PSC1 system enables adaptation of the safety functions to a whole range of different application scenarios based on the building block principle. The core components of this control system are two freely programmable compact control systems (PSC1-C-10 and PSC1-C-100). Secure IO enhancement modules are available for both versions to safely process the signals from numerous safety switches. In addition, there is an option of using the »Save Drive Monitoring« module (SDM) of the PSC1 control system to safely monitor up to 12 axes by means of comprehensive functions compliant with DIN EN 61800-5-2 (e.g. safe stop and safe operating stop, safe torque off, safely limited speed and acceleration etc.). The great flexibility of the PSC1 control system is based, among other things, on simple configuration to accommodate a wide range of different applications.

The PSC1 control system enables a high degree of flexibility – an increasingly important attribute and one that is expected by user industries of machines and plant systems these days. In the age of Industrie 4.0, batch sizes are becoming smaller and the machines must be capable of being adapted easily and quickly to changing products and market conditions. Increasingly, machines and plant systems are therefore being built on a modular basis. To accompany this, the perfectly adapted safety system with PSC1 controls can be configured easily and at any time of the day on the iPad using drag & drop and then ordered by email.

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