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Conventional vs Combined Safety

The conventional safety PLC concept meant that normal PLCs and standard I/O could not be mixed with safety PLCs and safety components in the same network. But what about the combined safety principle?

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PROFINET in Process Automation: PA Profile V4.0

PROFINET is increasingly evolving into a pillar for automation concepts of the future. A new version of the PA application profile (PA Profile V4.0) is an important step toward making PROFINET suitable for use in process automation equipment of the Industry 4.0 generation.

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New Products – July 2018

New products this month: SmartCamera from Balluff; iVu color sensors from Banner Engineering; power measurement modules and IO-Link safety switches from Phoenix Contact; and Ethernet switches with PoE from Wago.

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Using HMIs in PROFINET Networks [Tech Tip]
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Using HMIs in PROFINET Networks [Tech Tip]

Depending on your application you will have to decide which protocol to use on your HMI. Let’s take a look at the main differences between a TCP/IP-based HMI and a PROFINET-based HMI.

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