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Flexible and safe

Baumüller presents the next generation of b maXX converters with new safety functions

The new edition of the b maXX 5300 from the Nuremberg-based automation specialist Baumüller is now even more flexible and application-optimized. In addition, it features new safety functionalities that are especially beneficial for highly dynamic applications.b maXX 5300With its three expansion levels, the new generation of the b maXX 5300 module system can now be adapted even better to the requirements of the respective application


With numerous hardware and software options, customers can now better adapt new devices to their application requirements. For example, the number of safe I/Os can be selected to suit the application and the serviceability of the devices can be adapted.

…and safe

In the area of safety, pluggable modules are no longer the solution of choice for the new b maXX module systems; the safety functions are now directly integrated in the device. The new option of transmitting the secure position via the ETG standard FSoE offers further advantages. This means that higher-level safety controls can be employed regardless of the manufacturer. It also allows safe space monitoring and the safe collaboration of several axes, for example in robotics applications.

If safety technology with a simple resolver is utilized, the speed resolution of the new converter generation is less than 1 rpm. Highly dynamic applications, such as textile machines or handling systems, especially benefit from this high accuracy of position and speed. Also of interest for highly dynamic applications is the faster response time to events: For example, on triggering the STO safety function, the controller is switched without torque with a delay of less than 1 ms.