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KSM Safety Solutions

Safe motion from a motion expert, Kollmorgen - Your skilled partner for safe motion control solutions. Safety logic, servo drives and motors and even complete safe automation solutions - Kollmorgen delivers matched components from one source. Additionally, Kollmorgen offers efficient tools and engineering support for existing machine designs or innovative new developments. Take advantage of Kollmorgen’s innovative capacity and experience for the deployment of your safe motion control solution.

KSM Safety Solutions Significantly Improve Productivity

With KSM Kollmorgen completes the motion safety chain from sensor-to-drive

  • Significantly higher productivity using the Motion Safety Concept
  • Low system costs using standard commercial of-the-shelf (COTS) components
  • Flexible and expandable solutions for machine and motion safety utilizing a modular design
  • Tested and certified by TUV achieving PLe (ISO 13849) and SIL3 (IEC 61508)
  • Interfaces seamlessly to Kollmorgen’s AKD, ServoStar, and KAS motion systems
  • All important safe motion functions are available with the modules

KSM-compact Safety Module

  • For 1 or 2 safe axes
  • Up to 2 expansion modules
  • Base unit with 16 safe I/O
  • Expandable up to 60 safe I/O
  • 1 safe relay output, expandable
  • 2 pulse outputs, 2 signal outputs
  • Expandable up to 6 pulse and 6 signal outputs
  • Up to 800 function blocks
  • Space-saving, compact design

KSM-modular Safety PLC

  • Up to 12 safe axes
  • Up to 8 expansion modules
  • Base unit with 56 safe I/O
  • Expandable up to 200 safe I/O
  • 1 safe relay output, expandable
  • 2 pulse outputs, up to 10 signal outputs
  • Expandable up to 14 pulse and 22 signal outputs
  • Up to 3000 function blocks
  • For applications with large number of interfaces

Available Safety Functions (PLe & SIL3)

  • Safe Stop Function: STO, SS1, SS2, SOS
  • Safe Velocity Function: SLS, SSM, SSR, SMS
  • Safe Position Function: SLP, SCA, SLI
  • Safe Direction Function: SDI
  • Safe Brake Function: SBC


  • EtherCAT
  • CANopen
  • Profinet
  • PROFIsafe and EtherCAT FSOE slave

For more information on specifications and manuals, click here.