The benefit for users: The devices are simpler, quicker and more cost-effective to install. This also reduces installation errors. Safety sensors and interlocks fitted with an SD interface can transfer extensive status and diagnostics data from individual devices connected in series via the SD gateway and different fieldbuses to the controller. This could be, for example, status data from the safety equipment or error messages from a device. This allows individual diagnostics for the safety switchgear devices connected. This means that a user can easily tell which switch in the series has triggered a
signal. This helps resolve problems quicker, enables preventative maintenance and thus increases machine availability. The BDF 200 product range was developed for installation on conventional aluminium profile systems in machine housings and is easy to install. The range is based on a slimline casing made of impact-resistant plastic. The positioning of the buttons on the control panel can be selected at will. Labelling fields allow the individual marking of functions. This means the machine constructor can show the normal operating functions (EMERGENCY STOP, On / Off, Forward / Back, mode selection, status display, error messages, etc.) on the BDF 200 range.