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Outline description of safe torque off (STO)

 
The safe torque off (STO) function is a safety function that shuts the motor current and turns off motor output torque by forcibly turning off the driving signal of the servo driver internal power transistor. For this purpose, the STO uses safety input signal and hardware (circuit).When STO function operates, the servo driver turns off the servo ready output signal (S-RDY) and enters safety state.

This is an alarm condition and the 7-seg LED on the front panel displays the error code number.

Safety precautions


  • When using the STO function, be sure to perform equipment risk assessment to ensure that the system conforms to the safety requirements.
  • Even while the STO function is working, the following potential safety hazards exist. Check safety in risk assessment.
  • The motor may move when eternal force (e.g. gravity force on vertical axis) is exerted on it. Provide an external brake, etc., as necessary to secure the motor. Note that the purpose of motor with brake is holding and it cannot be used for braking application.
  • When parameter Pr5.10 Sequence at alarm is set to free run (disable dynamic brake), the motor is free run state and requires longer stop distance even if no external force is applied. Make sure that this does not cause any problem.
  • When power transistor, etc., becomes defective, the motor will move to the extent equivalent of 180 electrical angle (max.). Make sure that this does not cause any problem.
  • The STO turns off the current to the motor but does not turn off power to the servo driver and does not
    isolate it. When starting maintenance service on the servo driver, turn off the driver by using a different
    disconnecting device.
  • External device monitor (hereafter EDM) output signal is not a safety signal. Do not use it for an application other than failure monitoring.
  • Dynamic brake and external brake release signal output are not related to safety function. When designing
    the system, make sure that the failure of external brake release during STO condition does not result in
    danger condition.
  • When using STO function, connect equipment conforming to the safety standards.
 
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