Re: ctrlX SAFETY SAFEX-C as standalone safety controller
Yes, the flexibility of ctrlX SAFETY SAFEX-C.1x is outstanding.
The controller does not need a fieldbus network. It has everything on board to be used as a standalone system (let's call that "Safety separated").
The graphically programmable SafeLogic
USB interface for Engineering
Wide spectrum of I/O (safe inputs, safe outputs 0.5A, 2.0A, safe relay, p-switching and p/pn-switching 2.0A outputs and last but not least comfortable connection to the ctrlX DRIVE and SafeMotion using ctrlX SAFETYlink)
Even several controllers (up to 4) can be used inside one project, connecting them with a Standard-Ethernet in a safe way, without the need of a fieldbus network. They are symmetrically working as producers&consumers each. (it is "Safety separated" a big advantage compared to FSoE only solutions)
Due to its FSoE-Slave functionality the devices can be cascaded with any other FSoE-Master (let it be another SAFEX-C.1x or a third-party controller).
With its FSoE-Master functionality the controllers can drive not only ctrlX DRIVE SafeMotion starting at November 2021 but any other FSoE-Slave.