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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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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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Upcoming Webinar: Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

PROFINET has the best in class diagnostic mechanisms, being built on standard IEEE 802.3 Ethernet allowing the use of Information Technology (IT) protocols as part of its communication architecture. Become an expert in diagnostics, sign up for the upcoming webinar!

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