PROFIsafe Applied in Largest Working Ship

With a length of 382 meters and a width of 124 meters, the Allseas Pioneering Spirit is the largest work ship in the world. With the help of a PROFIsafe safety PLC and PROFIsafe safety encoders, a safety system monitors the position and speed of the lifting systems to ensure movement within preprogrammed parameters.

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Functional Safety + PROFIsafe: Past, Present, and Future

Functional safety is not only in the interest of the affected persons, but it also makes sense from a business point of view. When the risk of accidents is correctly accounted for, systems equipped with modern safety technology have a much lower total cost of ownership than unprotected ones.

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Wireless PROFINET + PROFIsafe in the Building Materials Industry

When laying grey cobblestones in road construction, probably only a few people realize that this is the serial product of a highly automated industrial process. But that is exactly how it is – and PROFIBUS, PROFINET and PROFIsafe are all involved, including wireless connections.

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Industrial Safety: PROFIsafe Profile Overview [Tech Tip]

PROFIsafe is a safety communication technology for discrete manufacturing and process automation systems. It was developed to meet the Functional Safety requirements for PI communication technologies. Read this overview of functional safety and PROFIsafe.

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IO-Link and PROFIsafe Events in Germany

Two successful events took place in Germany in September. A PROFIsafe user workshop hosted the PROFIsafe Working Group, 12 exhibitors, speakers and 33 workshop participants at HMS. Also, over 90 representatives from 43 international businesses gathered in Bad Soden for the latest IO-Link interoperability workshop.

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PROFIsafe and IO-Link Break the 10M Mark

The 2018 PI technologies node count indicates a stongly positive trend in broad acceptance and implementation. IO-Link and PROFIsafe pass a milestone and PROFINET reaches 26 million devices.

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Safety over OPC UA Based on PROFIsafe

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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Ready to be a PROFIsafe Expert?

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…

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