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KEB F6 and S6 Drives Achieve PROFIsafe Certification

Michael Bauer | October 12th, 2022

The F6 Variable Frequency Drive and S6 Servo Drive meet fail-safe functional safety standards for machines using PROFINET communication

SHAKOPEE, MN, October 12, 2022 – KEB America, Inc., a subsidiary of KEB Automation and a provider of industrial automation solutions in North America, today announces its F6 VFD and S6 Servo Drive is PROFIsafe certified. The PROFIsafe certification by TÜV Rheinland ensures KEB drives deliver functional safety over the bus to industrial machinery requiring PROFINET communication.

Functional safety is an integral component of KEB drives. The F6 VFD and S6 Servo Drive come standard with SIL3 Safe Torque Off (STO) and Safe Brake Control (SBC). Extra safety functionality such as Failsafe over EtherCAT (FSoE), SS1, SS2, SOS, SLS, SLP, SLI, SDI, and SSM is available.

“The certified PROFIsafe communication in our drives is a huge win for machine builders,” said Jonathan Bullick, sales manager at KEB America. “It speeds up the commissioning time, reduces wiring, requires a smaller footprint, and comes with cost savings.”

KEB’s COMBIVIS 6 commissioning and diagnostic software supports the F6 and S6 drive controllers to deliver exceptional speed and position control. These drives operate induction and AC permanent magnet servo motors with speeds up to 45,000 rpm. They feature flexible heatsinks, a dual-channel encoder card, power ranges from 0.75 kW to 450 kW, and internal positioning capability for motion control applications.

Visit KEB America’s website for more information and video demonstrations on its motion control and industrial automation solutions suite.

About KEB America, Inc.
KEB America, Inc. is a North American manufacturer of industrial automation products for applications in the elevator, medical, packaging, and plastics industries. KEB America manufactures, assembles, and supports its suite of German-engineered controls, drives, motors, brakes, and clutches at its ISO 9001:2015 certified 150,000 sq. ft. facility in Shakopee, Minnesota. For more information, please visit

KEB America is a wholly owned subsidiary of KEB Automation KG, a global provider of complete automation system solutions headquartered in Barntrup, Germany. KEB Automation KG has four global production sites, ten subsidiaries, 30 sales and service centers, and 1,500+ employees worldwide.

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