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Safety control unit

With CANopen Safety

Published 2018-05-15

The SC52 safety control unit from Epec is now officially released. It is a controller for safety-related systems in mobile machinery. It features two CAN interfaces supporting CANopen Safety.

The SC52 control unit es equipped with a 32-bit multicore MCU (Photo: Epec)

The host controller offers a solution for software-based safety function implementation. Together with the SC52 controller, Epec offers a set of pre-certified PLCopen application libraries in order to reduce customer’s safety related software development effort.

The company also releases the CANmoon version 3.1, enabling safety related software updates and parameterization for SC52. Also, the SDK version 2.9 is released, including Multitool, and PLCopen libraries supporting SC52 for system setup and implementation of safety related solutions. Check out the video where Project Manager Kimmo Takaluoma introduces the product:

The unit supports Cat-2 architecture when using safety certified sensors and features a 32-bit multicore processor with lockstep and memory protection. It provides Codesys version 3 safety SIL 2 programming and CANopen Safety for safety-related communication according to EN 50325-5. Additionally the control unit comes with two CAN interfaces, 14 input, and eight output I/O channels.

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