Safety over EtherCAT Drive Profile

In a safety system with safety logic the safety drive gets safety commands from the safety logic. These commands should activate integrated safety functions in the drive. The drive should send status information to the safety logic, so that the safety logic can react according to the status of the drive, e.g. to enable a following action (e.g. open a safety gate).

The safety drive can also provide local safety inputs and safety outputs. The safety inputs can be used to activate internal safety functions or can be assigned to the safety status information. The safety outputs can be used to assign safety status information or can be set by the command information of the safety logic.

The ETG.6100 series defines a Safety Drive Profile for the Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) Technology, which is defined in ETG.5100.

It consists of the following parts:

  • Part 1, ETG.6100.1, gives a general scope and an overview of the related parts.
  • Part 2, ETG.6100.2, defines a generic safety drive profile for a drive with integrated safety functionality. It defines the process data structure and the safety objects in the drive for the configuration of various safety functions according to the IEC 61800 5 2. There are no Safety over EtherCAT relevant definitions. This part can also be used as a Safety Drive profile for other Safety fieldbus technologies.
  • Part 3, ETG.6100.3, specifies the mapping of the generic Safety Drive Profile to the Safety over EtherCAT technology.

The ETG.6100 has been released by the Technical Advisory Board (TAB) as draft for a 6 week ETG review. Review period ends August 30, 2019.

The ZIP file contains:

  • The comment resolution
  • The clean version
  • The version with changes for reference

Please provide comments to Dr. Guido Beckmann by using the comment form within the ZIP file below.

  Name Sprache Typ Datum Größe Ver. Status
Nur für Mitgliedermembers-yes ETG.6100 Safety over EtherCAT Drive Profile EN Jul 15, 2020 1.3.0 Release 
Nur für Mitgliedermembers-yes ETG.6100 Safety Drive Profile EN  ZIP  Jul 15, 2020  1,42 MB 1.3.0  Release 

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