While STO is great for ensuring motors don’t become energized, a newer function called safe stop is used to bring high-inertia loads to a more controlled stop. There are two options: safe stop 1 (SS1) and safe stop 2 (SS2). Both work in the same manner but differ once the motor is at a standstill.

With the popularity of servos in numerous applications today, the need for tools to shorten the commissioning time has created some great features. What used to take hours is now greatly reduced and we have evolved to systems that have ‘Tuningless’ and adaptive tuning features.

As a designer and/or user of industrial automation systems, you likely have something you need to move back and forth or up and down or spin around, hundreds or thousands of times per day. That’s a motion system! It’s a critical part of your manufacturing process and automation system.