The PROFIsafe for OPC UA collaboration began at SPS IPC Drives 2017. In less than a year, the joint working group has managed to draft a review version of the specification “Safety over OPC UA Based on PROFIsafe” for controller-to-controller communication.
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PROFIsafe has evolved to become the leading and most comprehensive safety communication technology in the world. Next year a PROFIsafe certified designer course will be available. If you are thinking of becoming a PROFIsafe expert, this is your chance…
The PROFIsafe profile details are incorporated into the PROFIsafe driver firmware in both an F-Controller and an F-device. The PROFIsafe driver ensures the integrity of the safety portion of the communication. But, what are the network challenges? And how does PROFIsafe resolve them?
A combination of PROFINET, PROFIsafe, and IO-Link creates a communication platform which ensures smooth operation of a Saint-Gobain Formula GmbH gypsum production plant plant. The retrofit project illustrates the advantages to be gained from integrated system solutions.
In the twelve years since the installation of PROFIsafe over wireless at the Sacre Coeur on Montmatre, in Paris, not a single failure of communication or any actuation of the safety function by the radio link has occurred. A look back and a look forward.
The first PROFIsafe Certified Designer Training in 2018 takes place on February 6-8, in Karlsruhe, Germany. The class will be given in the English language.
PROFIsafe mechanisms are extending to OPC UA: users will benefit from an open technology and cross-manufacturer communication at the control level for both standard and safety-related data.
How does open, integrated safety enable a competitive advantage versus traditional practices? And with the focus on safety increasing in recent years, is there a way to make safety easier to manage and deploy? Here follows a look at PROFIsafe -past, present, and future.