Integrated condition monitoring
19 November 2018
The world’s first safety PLC with integrated condition monitoring has bene launched by ABB to improve overall functional safety of various applications to global safety standards and reduce manual inspection and maintenance.
Fail-safe condition monitoring complements standard condition monitoring, enabling many more applications to feature functional safety on-board. This opens up the ability to safely monitor the brake status of automated guided vehicles.
Furthermore, fail-safe condition monitoring, together with predictive maintenance, provides an early warning that prevents machine breakdown and the costly consequences of stopping production. For example, safely-limited speed mode activation can be implemented to reduce downtimes based on feedback from the fail-safe condition monitoring instead of safe emergency stop, whenever it is permitted in the application.