Harness the power of safety and operational data, and you can substantially improve safety compliance, machinery productivity and performance.
Smart Safety solutions provide detailed diagnostic data to your design environment, visualisation system, information software, and GuardLogix Programmable Automation Controller – enabling smarter machines for use in The Connected Enterprise.
Challenges to Safety
The number 1 cause of safety system faliures is because the solution is bypassed.
A major workforce shift is underway worldwide, and the safety implications are significant.
Companies often have minimal visibility in to why or when machinery stoppages occur.
Compliance with complex global safety standards is increasingly essential but also challenging.
Advanced safety technologies enable companies to address safety & productivity in new ways,
Outdated data collection and reporting methods. Manual entry of safety data for logs, reports, etc.
Improve the functional operation of machinery with our innovative, wide-range portfolio of products and solutions. As new technology emerges, we develop and deliver integrated, value-added components and systems that help to maximize production and overall equipment effectiveness.
GuardLink™ Device Level Safety Network
GuardLink is a low level network providing device level diagnostics for safety components. It helps simplify safety networks when using safety devices that do not have EtherNet/IP connection. It offers increased diagnostic information to traditional hard wired systems and is a modular Plug-and-Play network requiring no configuration.
The SafeZone 3 Safety Laser Scanner is a compact device that supports up to 2 zones with simultaneous monitoring (warning and safety fields for each zone). It uses Safety over Ethernet/IP technology and offers two ethernet connections for Device level Ring topology. The configuration software simplifies the programming and Add-On-Profiles are available in Studio 5000 Engineering Environment.
The 450L GuardShield™ POC safety light curtains are unlike traditional safety light curtains, which are based on separate transmitter and receiver units. This next generation light curtain system features patented technology, which allows each transceiver to be used as a transmitter or receiver via an innovative plug-in module. This advanced technology greatly reduces stock and provides a flexible, cost-effective safety solution.
The 440E Lifeline™ 5 Cable Pull Switches are microprocessor-based solutions that bring advanced features and diagnostics that help enhance safety and improve productivity. These switches offer features and functions that simplify setup and allow for more efficient maintenance and troubleshooting.
The GuardLogix® 5580 safety controller integrates high-performance standards and safety control in the same controller and is programmed using Studio 5000® design environment. It offers scalability in performance and use as the primary controller (used without a partner) and is certified for use up to SIL2/PLd. With a safety partner, the controller is certified for SIL3/PLe use.
The Compact GuardLogix® 5380 safety controller integrates high-performance standard and safety control in the same controller and is programmed using Studio 5000® design environment. Versions are available for use in either SIL2/PLd or SIL3/PLe applications. SIL2 versions offer Motion and Non-Motion variance which helps customer further optimize their machine design.
Our FLEX 5000™ I/O is a reliable and flexible distributed I/O solution, which allows you to choose your I/O to meet your operational needs. FLEX 5000 I/O enhances communication with 1 Gb EtherNet/IP™ connectivity, which offers higher speed and increased bandwidth. To provide flexibility in your network architecture, FLEX 5000 I/O includes 2 copper or 2 fiber ports (SFP) and support for DLR, Star, Linear, and PRP topologies. Designed for use in a broad range of applications, the FLEX 5000 I/O operates in -40…70 °C (-40...158 °F) temperatures.
*Coming Soon! In-rack safety I/O for Compact GuardLogix 5380 CPU or use as Compact 5000 distributed I/O.
Drives & Motors
A wide selection of PowerFlex® AC and DC variable frequency drives and Kinetix® servo drives that are all designed for flexibility, productivity, safety and ease of use. Our VFDs handle both low voltage and medium voltage applications, with a wide range of power ratings. Kinetix servo drives offer the right size and feature set to handle a broad range of applications from single axis component drives to multi-axis modular drives. We offer solutions that are designed to help you simplify machine design while you improve system performance. Various motors that are designed for optimum performance and service life round out this offering.
Design software helps you maximize automation productivity through reduced design time, creating new ways to lower costs by creating consistent, modularized solutions that improve manufacturing efficiency.
FactoryTalk View provides robust and reliable functionality in an HMI solution that scales from a stand-alone, machine-level HMI to a distributed visualization solution. With FactoryTalk View, HMI challenges in process, batch and discrete applications are managed in a single software package that extends beyond the walls of your facility to deliver critical visibility on demand, improving the productivity of users at every level of your organization.
Enterprise manufacturing intelligence software helps to free the data currently locked within your control and business systems and deliver actionable information to improve productivity, increase yield and reduce costs. Rockwell Automation Manufacturing Intelligence solutions produce analytics that help in decision making, when and where you need it, to improve plant efficiencies and Overall Equipment Effectiveness to save time and money.
Rockwell Automation offers several software applications to help simplify system configuration and provide enhanced visibility into your network, asset inventory, and applications. They also make it easier to collaborate across teams to increase productivity. These applications provide information – from alarms to diagnostics - at different layers of the system architecture to help you make decisions faster.
Together with Rockwell Automation, the world's largest industrial safety provider, we help to reduce injuries and costs while improving productivity at every phase of the Safety Life Cycle.
Safety services are delivered by experienced staff who are safety qualified, many with TÜV Rheinland Machinery Safety certifications. We have people who are TÜV Functional Safety Experts, Engineers and Technicians to help customers with their holistic safety lifecycle.
The Safety Life Cycle is a clearly-defined process that helps to maximize productivity and improve safety by identifying the steps required to assess and mitigate machinery risks. The Safety Life Cycle can be seen and downloaded in this document.