Features.

HIMax


Engineered for flexibility and productivity

HIMax is a flexible SIL 3 platform designed for critical production processes that can never afford to go down. HIMax adapts to all I/O count, response-time and fault-tolerance requirements as well as centralized or distributed applications. Yet it always delivers maximum plant availability and future-proof flexibility.

The flexible HIMax-Rack is available with 10, 15 oder 18 slots.


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Designed for maximum configuration flexibilty

  • Fully enclosed modules
  • Replace module without disturbing I/O or power wiring
  • Three available rack sizes: 10, 15 and 18 slots
  • All racks are panel mountable; the 15 slot is also available for 19-inch rack installation.
  • Fully integrated and protected power distribution
  • Different field wiring configurations, including direct wiring and terminal blocks as well as system cable with Field Termination Assembly

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Unrivaled system performance

HIMax is the most powerful safety platform ever invented. Its unprecedented performance is based on high-performance components and smart system architectures. 

  • Cycle time of 50 ms with 1,000 I/Os. (split 50% analog/digital)
  • Unlimited complex calculations
  • Impact of calculation of 1,000 PIDs on cycle time: 5 ms
  • Signal conditioning directly on I/O modules with no impact on CPU performance
  • Up to 200 I/O modules in up to 16 racks per system and 250 systems per safety network
  • Up to 1,472 I/Os per cabinet
  • Multitasking: Run up to 32 user programs simultaneously and set fixed scan times for dedicated applications
  • Sequence of event (SOE), 1 ms resolution quality, storage for 5,000 events

 

Optimum diagnostics

  • Stores up to 2,500 diagnostic entries in the processor module and 500 entries per I/O module automatically
  • Maintenance log includes relevant information such as reload, download, run, stop, force.
  • All diagnostic information can be transferred to the DCS.
  • Condition monitoring, e.g., for relay modules

Adaptable networking and communications

With Remote Rack functionality, HIMA offers the widest range of safety-related networking capabilities

  • Distributed solution with racks connected with copper cables and a maximum distance of 100 m between the racks in a line
  • Distributed solution with racks connected with media converters via fibre optics and a maximum expansion of ~20 km in a line
  • Remote Rack functionality offers the ability to distribute up to 16 racks of a HIMax system in free (e.g. star) topology. The internal system bus can be used in a redundant manner and at theoretical maximum distance of 10,000 km. Remote Rack functionality enables faster reaction time than distributed CPUs via safeethernet.

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Safety-related networking via safeethernet

  • Data transmission at 1 GBit/s
  • Fast response times, even for networked applications
  • No limitations on physical separation
  • Utilises standard Ethernet components and functions for safety-critical applications
  • Use of any transmission media
  • Networking of up to 255 systems in each project
  • Intelligent, diverse redundancy concepts
  • In addition to HIMA’s safety protocol safeethernet, HIMax can also use PROFIsafe via PROFINET

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Multitasking – multiple applications in one system

  • Run up to 32 user programs simultaneously
  • Unrivaled system performance: Multiple applications in one system
  • Each application with individual cycle/scan time
  • Fixed cycle time possible
  • Each application can be modified without affecting the other


Benefits of multitasking

  • Add and change application reaction free
  • Mix different applications in one system
  • Time-critical and non-time-critical processes in one system
  • Future proof solutions
  • Save CAPEX

Compliance with all major standards

  • IEC 61508, Part 1 - 7:2000 (SIL 3)
  • EC 61511:2004
  • ANSI/ISA-84.00.01-2004
  • EN ISO 13849-1:2006 (Pl e)
  • EN 62061:2005
  • EN 50156-1:2004
  • EN 12067-2:2004
  • EN 298:2003
  • EN 230:2005
  • EN 61131-2:2003
  • EN 61000-6-2:2001
  • EN 61000-6-4:2001
  • EN 54-2:1997/A1:2007
  • EN 50130-4:1998-2003
  • EN 954-1:1996 (Cat. 4)
  • NFPA 85:2007, NFPA 86:2007
  • NFPA 72:2007
  • EN 60079-15:2003 ATEX (ZONE 2, T4)
  • ANSI/ISA-S 71.04 CLASS G3 (Tropicalisation)
  • UL (UL 508)
  • cUL (CSA-C22.2 No. 142)
  • FM CLASS 1 DIV 2 (FM 3600, 3611, 3810)
  • Achilles Level I Certification (X-CPU 01, X-COM 01)
  • SIL 4 (CENELEC)
  • BUREAU VERITAS
  • DNV (DET NORSKE VERITAS)
  • GOST R Certificate
  • GOST R Ex Certificate
  • Russia RMRS