Sick Modular Safety Controller

Sick Modular Safety Controller

The new FX3 Flexi Soft modular safety controller from Sick is described as a software-programmable safety controller that can be adapted to a variety of safety applications for small- to medium-sized machines.

The controller has a modular hardware platform that allows it to expand, module by module, saving space in the control cabinet while providing flexibility for future expansion. In addition, its “fast shut-off” feature speeds response time and reduces the overall footprint of the machine or process.

The controller also offers enhanced functional interface (EFI) integration as well as Ethernet/IP, PROFIBUS-DP, PROFINET, CANopen, Ethernet TCP/IP and Modbus TCP network communication capabilities.

The “Flexi Soft Designer” free software offers diagnostics, simulation, error history and online monitoring for the controller and can be downloaded here.

For more information, visit www.sickusa.com.

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