IXXAT Safe T100

By 16 June 2014

IXXAT Safe T100 for the quick and simple module-based implementation of safe IO

The IXXAT Safe T100 offers device manufacturers an easy way to control safe I/O signals using a safe field bus protocol. The module meets the SIL3 safety requirement level as defined by IEC 61508 and Performance Level PLe / Category 4 in IEC 13849-1.IXXAT_Safety

It is used in customer devices together with a communication module of the Anybus CompactCom series , which is used to implement the unsafe bus connection. Safety communications use the black channel principle through the Anybus CompactCom communication module. For PROFIsafe, for example, the communication module carries out the tasks of a PROFINET I/O device. The IXXAT Safe T100/PS implements the PROFIsafe layer and the safe control of three dual-channel inputs, as well as one dual-channel output.
The module’s very compact dimension and flexible Safety I/O routing make it perfect for integration into customer-specific device solutions.

The IXXAT Safe T100 is currently available for PROFIsafe. Support for additional safety protocols (CIP Safety and FSoE) is in progress.

Black channel principle

Simple certification

For device certification, a comprehensive safety manual is provided. This describes all needed integration and verification steps to achieve the TÜV certification of IXXAT Safe T100-based end products with greatly reduced effort. Especially the clear separation of safety-relevant functions from the unsafe functions of the end device by the pre-certified IXXAT Safe T100 plug board is a great help in this situation.

Development kit

To evaluate the IXXAT Safe T100, a corresponding development kit is available as a reference implementation. It consists of a base board with a PROFINET I/O Anybus CompactCom communication module and a host CPU, along with an IXXAT Safe T100/PS with Safety I/O leads brought out.

The configuration of the Safety I/Os uses PROFINET/PROFIsafe and is supported by a special configuration tool, which can be integrated seamlessly into the Siemens Step7 toolchain, for example.