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/IP™ CIP Safety™. The Safe EFI-pro system is therefore a crucial enabler for implementing Industry 4.0.
The Safe EFI-pro system combines the tried-and-proven modular Flexi Soft safety controller with the microScan3 – EFI-pro and nanoScan3 – EFI-pro safety laser scanners. 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™.
Safe networking via EFI-pro makes it easy to use innovative sensor functions.
Up to six microScan3 and/or nanoScan3 safety laser scanners can be networked to ensure safe and adaptive perception 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. This increases the productivity of collaborative machines.
More functions for challenging safety applications
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
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.
Comprehensive diagnostic options - data up into the cloud
Optimize your processes thanks to extensive diagnostic options in Safety Designer and constant data availability up into the cloud.