May 12, 2021
B&R enables CANopen Safety on its X90 safety controllers
B&R is simplifying the implementation of safety functions on mobile machinery by equipping its X90 safety controllers with the CANopen Safety protocol.
CANopen Safety provides secure data transfer in accordance with SIL 2, fulfilling a significant requirement for machine safety certification.
Direct, safe connection of external devices
CANopen Safety is available via a simple software update and requires no new control hardware. Following the software update, CANopen Safety devices such as joysticks can be connected directly to existing B&R X90 controllers.
Devices connected via CANopen Safety are configured in the Automation Studio engineering environment. With the ready-made software components provided by B&R, there is no traditional programming work to be done.