TwinSAFE | Open and scalable safety solution

The TwinSAFE integrated safety solution represents the consistent continuation of the open and PC-based control philosophy from Beckhoff. Due to their modularity and versatility, the TwinSAFE terminals fit seamlessly into the Beckhoff control system. The I/O components are available as Bus Terminals, EtherCAT Terminals, EtherCAT plug-in modules and EtherCAT Box modules.

With the fieldbus-neutral safety protocol (TwinSAFE/Safety over EtherCAT), TwinSAFE devices can be integrated into any desired fieldbus system. To this end, the IP 20 TwinSAFE Bus Terminals are integrated into existing stations with K-bus or EtherCAT or used directly in the machine as IP 67 modules. These safety I/Os provide the interfaces to safety-relevant sensors and actuators.

The possibility to transmit safety-relevant signals over a standard bus system creates significant advantages in terms of planning, installation, operation, maintenance, diagnostics and costs.

The safety-relevant application is configured or programmed in TwinCAT software. This application is then transmitted over the bus system to a TwinSAFE Logic terminal. These logic terminals are at the heart of the TwinSAFE system. All safety devices in an installation communicate with this logic terminal. Due to the enormous flexibility of the system, however, several TwinSAFE Logic terminals can be operated simultaneously in one network.

Ordering information  
Controller/Logic
EK1914 EtherCAT Coupler with integrated digital standard and safety I/Os
Controller/Logic
EK1960 TwinSAFE Compact Controller
EL6900 TwinSAFE Logic
EL6910 TwinSAFE Logic
EL6930 FSoE/PROFIsafe logic and gateway terminal
EJ6910 TwinSAFE Logic
KL6904 TwinSAFE Logic Bus Terminal, 4 safe outputs
Digital input
EL1904 4-channel digital input terminal, TwinSAFE, 24 V DC
EL1918 8-channel digital input terminal, TwinSAFE Logic, 24 V DC
EP1908 EtherCAT Box, industrial housing, 8-channel digital input, TwinSAFE, 24 V DC
EP1918-0002 EtherCAT Box, industrial housing, 8-channel digital input, TwinSAFE Logic, 24 V DC
EJ1914 EtherCAT plug-in module, 4-channel digital input, TwinSAFE-Logic, 24 V DC
EJ1918 EtherCAT plug-in module, 8-channel digital input, TwinSAFE Logic, 24 V DC
KL1904 4-channel digital input terminal, TwinSAFE, 24 V DC
Digital output
EL2904 4-channel digital output terminal, TwinSAFE, 24 V DC, 0.5 A
EL2911 potential supply terminal, TwinSAFE Logic, 24 V DC, 10 A, 4 safe inputs, 1 safe output
EL2912 2-channel digital output terminal, TwinSAFE Logic, 24 V DC, 2.3 A
EJ2914 EtherCAT plug-in module, 4-channel digital output, TwinSAFE Logic, 24 V DC, 0.5 A
EJ2918 EtherCAT plug-in module, 8-channel digital output, TwinSAFE Logic, 24 V DC, 0.5 A
KL2904 4-channel digital output terminal, TwinSAFE, 24 V DC, 0.5 A
Digital combi
EL1957 8-channel digital input, 4-channel digital output, TwinSAFE Logic, 24 V DC, 0.5 A
EP1957-0022 digital combi module, TwinSAFE Logic, 24 V DC, 8 safe inputs, 4 safe outputs
EJ1957 EtherCAT plug-in module, 8 fail-safe inputs, 4 fail-safe outputs, TwinSAFE Logic, 24 V DC