Redundancy – Maximum Availability Ensures Productivity
Failure-free. Flexible. Economical.
Malfunctions and failures in important operating components reduce the uptimes for machines and plants. In addition to this, they often lead to consequential damage and lengthy repairs. This involves considerable costs, and the production downtime leads to financial losses.
Automation devices from plant, transport and mechanical engineering are no longer unthinkable. They control and regulate mission critical systems – often entirely stand-alone or with requirements that manual operation can no longer perform. Maximum reliability and ranges of solutions for highavailability applications call for increasingly higher demands on productivity right up to 24/7 availability. Proven ruggedness and exceptional service life data are are often insufficient here. Effective measures against network, sensor and wiring outages, as well as statistically rare component part failure, are required.
Bachmann electronic with its scalable redundancy products for the proven M1 automation system always provides the right solution. The redundancy product series upgrades the significant ruggedness and availability of the hardware modules universal fault tolerance. The software-only implementation based on redundant Ethernet real-time networking guarantees compatibility without special and expensive redundancy hardware and makes upgrading of existing applications possible.
The right solution for each application
Maximum reliability thanks to fully automatic variable exchange and bumpless application switchover. Ideal where outages are economically unacceptable and for technical challenges like in rapid control applications.
Values interchange is supported by network redundancy. Adjusts to redundant data recording and for simple and less critical redundancy applications.
Using the basic redundancy version, critical transmission links are protected against interruptions due to mechanical damage and network equipment outages.
* tested with CPUs of the MPC series; limit value subject to CPU type, memory available, application size, number of exchangeable variables, network bandwidth available, network and CPU load via nonredundant applications
|Two master CPUs|
|Automatic matching of the master CPUs|
|Chronological synchronization of all stations|
|Configuration and monitoring in the SolutionCenter|
|Expanded diagnostic and programming interfaces for monitoring and analysis of redundancy status|
|Network redundancy included|
|Freely adjustable switchover time, automatic switchover in case of error|
|One master CPU|
|Redundant communication (cyclic and non-cyclic communication)|
|Easy configuration in development environment, integrated diagnostics (status, quality)|
|Programming interface, libraries and system variables for easy creation of applications|
|Slaves work as smart substations|
|Network switchover in the same PLC cycle|