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Safe EFI-pro System

Safe integration for a productive interaction

Your Benefits

  • Perfect interaction in the safety system: Optimal connectivity of safety sensors, safety controllers and actuators connected via Ethernet/IPTM CIP SafetyTM
  • Fast, intuitive commissioning: Safety Designer for the configuration of SICK system components and clever connectivity
  • Secure productivity: Combination of safe motion monitoring, simultaneous protection field monitoring and extended network integration
  • Optimized processes: Extensive diagnostic options via Safety Designer and device data via Ethernet from the field level into the cloud
  • Safe investment: Future-proof industrial Ethernet technology

Overview

Safe integration for a productive interaction

Safe EFI-pro system is the result of the consistent development of the successful EFI interface and enables intelligent safeguarding of AGVs, robots and other challenging applications. The industrial Ethernet-based EFI-pro network technology enables the quick exchange and transmission of safe and non-safe data throughout all levels of communication. The central component is the EFI-pro gateway. It ensures safe and fast integration of innovative sensor solutions from SICK as well as direct integration of robot controls into the Flexi Soft safety controller via EtherNet/IPTM CIP SafetyTM. The Safe EFI-pro system is therefore a crucial enabler for implementing Industry 4.0.

At a glance
  • Industrial Ethernet-based, safe network technology
  • Configuration via Safety Designer
  • Safe integration of up to 6 safety laser scanners
  • Safe integration of robot controls via Ethernet/IPTM CIP SafetyTM
  • Safe, integrated movement monitoring
  • Simultaneous monitoring of up to 48 protective fields

 

Sensor solutions for robotics
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Sensor solutions for robotics
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Working together as equals

Thanks to sensors from SICK, robots perceive more precisely. For all challenges in the field of robotics: Robot Vision, Safe Robotics, End-of-Arm Tooling, and Position Feedback.
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Advantages

Optimal interplay

The Safe EFI-pro system combines the modular Flexi Soft safety controller proven in practice with the microScan3 EFI-pro safety laser scanner. Safe device communication via the EFI-pro gateway enables quick and easy networking of the system components. Actuators of other manufacturers, such as robot controls, can be safely connected via EtherNet/IP™ CIP Safety™.

Excellent safety components perfectly combined

The Flexi Soft safety controller with EFI-pro gateway ensures intelligent networking of the system components
The microScan3 safety laser scanner is outstanding in every aspect thanks to the innovative safeHDDM® scanning technology
For example, robot controls can be safety integrated into the safety system via EtherNet/IP™ CIP Safety™

Safe networking via EFI-pro guarantees an optimal interplay in the safety system, thereby enabling the use of innovative sensor functions in challenging safety applications.

Safe productivity

Up to six microScan3 safety laser scanners can be networked to ensure safe and adaptive recording of the environment. Every device offers up to eight simultaneously monitorable protective fields and up to 128 monitoring cases. Together with the safe motion control function of the Flexi Soft safety controller, monitoring cases can be adapted dynamically to the respective monitored area - for optimally productive collaborating machines.

More functions for challenging safety applications

Dynamic monitoring case switching, for example depending on the speed and steering angle of an AGV
Simultaneously monitorable protective fields for efficient, adaptive robot behavior
Mobile robots in use with the Safe EFI-pro System

Use the extended functions for higher productivity with extensive safety monitoring.

Time- and cost-saving configuration and commissioning

The commissioning of the system components is quick and easy with the Safety Designer engineering tool. Thanks to the drag-and-drop function, networking between the safety controller and the safety sensor is done in seconds. The smart connectivity with a standardized plug connector and the use of Industrial Ethernet (IEEE 802.3) also reduce cabling work.

Intuitive engineering tool and reduced cabling work

License-free and intuitive Safety Designer engineering tool for system component configuration and diagnostics

Safety Designer automatically detects all devices. Networking is then done simply with drag-and-drop
Fast cabling of system components thanks to standardized Ethernet technology

The configuration of system component with the intuitive Safety Designer engineering tool and cabling via Industrial Ethernet (IEEE 802.3) ensure time- and cost-efficient commissioning.

Optimized processes

Comprehensive diagnostic options - data up into the cloud

Quick analysis, for example of machine downtimes, thanks to comprehensive diagnostic options in the Safety Designer
Integration into all common fieldbus systems is done via additional non-safety-related gateways
Transport of process and diagnostic data up into the cloud enables centralized analysis and optimization of processes

Optimize your processes thanks to extensive diagnostic options in Safety Designer and constant data availability up into the cloud.

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