Controller Redundancy

Do you want to significantly improve operational safety in marine engineering? WAGO’s Application-Based Controller Redundancy offers an automation system with master controllers operating in parallel, duplicate network management and fail-safe couplers for alarms and monitoring. This gives you a dual setup for keeping an eye on signals and to reducing failure effects.

Why is controller redundancy necessary?

The most common cause of breakdowns on ships is mechanical damage. Therefore, it is extremely important for container ships, tankers, bulk carriers and cruise ships to have reliable systems on board. The current rules of classification societies like DNV GL and ABS require sufficient redundancy for so-called “essential functions.”

Redundant controllers can help previous system failures. Specialists and spare parts are often lacking on scholarships – a back-up controller immediately takes over the control tasks. This prevents downtime and the resulting costs.

Benefits of Controller Redundancy

  • Increases availability in the automation system

  • Reduces/prevents failures and their effects

  • Significantly improves operational reliability

WAGO Talk – Controller Redundancy

In this video, learn from our international experts how to increase operational safety on ships and reduce failure effects with WAGO’s Application-Based Controller Redundancy.

Jump to the individual topics:

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 02:20 Current challenges of the maritime industry; reasons for redundancy on ships
  • 05:48 Redundant solutions with standard components
  • 16:14 A “deep dive” into commissioning controller redundancy

Application-Based Controller Redundancy from WAGO

What does the WAGO solution look like?

WAGO’s “Application-Based Controller Redundancy” (ACR) offers a solution to compensate for faults that occur in the automation systems, while ensuring that the technical system continues to operate.

Redundancy doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. ACR is an open and easy application that integrates a second master controller into the system to act as a back-up in the event of failure of the first master controller. If one master fails, the second assumes control, with a switchover time of only 200 ms.

Advantages of WAGO’s Solution

  • Easy commissioning of the entire system with WAGO’s standard hardware

  • Existing programming can be easily integrated into a redundancy frame

  • Time-consuming synchronization mechanisms are already applied

  • The proven I/O portfolio can be automatically integrated into the system via smart couplers

  • Network-independent media redundancy

Try it for free for 30 days

Application-Based Controller Redundancy

WAGO provides a sample project for 30 days and the necessary library. Register here to download the redundancy framework and test ACR free of charge for 30 days.

Library Controller Redundancy Master; Single license; Online activation (2759-245/211-1000)

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Application-Based Controller Redundancy

Learn more about the advantages of the redundancy concept, our hardware and easy commissioning in our brochure.

Your Contact Person

» Increase availability with standard components! Our solution helps you reduce your expenses and increase your competitiveness. «

Steffen Friedrich, Global Industry Manager for Marine & Offshore

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