Now you can also profit from the great benefits of ASi Safety in your PacDrive 3 application. With our new ASi Sercos Gateway ( BWU2984 ) you can now link into your Schneider Electric automation solution both standard ASi and ASi Safety.
The gateway features two ASi circuits and acts in the PacDrive 3 application as a Sercos slave. It exchanges safety data with the Schneider safety controller (Slave Logic Controller, SLC). This greatly simplifies the safety technology for this kind of solution.
Fig.: Integration of Standard ASi and ASi Safety components in PacDrive 3 with the ASi Sercos Gateway ( BWU2984 )
The safety monitor integrated into the gateway monitors the safety technology in both ASi circuits and passes the safety data to the SLC. If for example an E-STOP button is pressed in one of the ASi circuits, the gateway reports this to the safety controller. This can cause the servomotor to be directly shut down.