- October 09, 2017
October 9, 2017 – Lenze, a global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, announced the launch of the c250-S, a safety controller that enables engineers to program all of the machine’s safety needs using one engineering tool based on the PLCopen standard. Integrating the c250-S into an automation system is designed to make engineering easier, improve diagnostics, and reduce the number of interfaces and components.
To date, Lenze has concentrated on drive-related safety functions. Now though, safety has been integrated into the system enabling projects to be implemented faster because there are no longer differences in the software tools for drive technology and safety. This is particularly beneficial in the implementation of projects where machine operators need to take action within a machine’s danger zone.
Interface problems and the time-consuming need to become familiar with tools from different manufacturers have become a thing of the past. This uniformity also makes it possible, via EtherCAT, to display diagnostic messages in more detail, such as “supply voltage too low” instead of simply “error.” Since more information is available, valuable time can be saved during commissioning or service.