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.
Once proven, many of the mechanisms employed by PROFINET IRT for 15+ years, are now being standardized by the IEEE e.g. in TSN. In hindsight, we are seeing just how truly 'ahead of its time' PROFINET technology is/was.
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.
This month we are featuring five exciting new products –many with functional safety capabilities. Don't miss this month's new product announcements from Turck, Phoenix Contact, Murrelektronik, EVT, and ABB.
Are you working on a PROFINET project? Join us on this free webinar on PROFINET Network Commissioning on Thursday, May 14. This webinar will give you a guide and useful tips for the commissioning stages. Register Online!
Aside from the mandatory characteristics in each PROFINET device, PI defines a list of optional features: Device Redundancy, Controller redundancy, Shared Device, I-Device, Dynamic Reconfiguration, Fast Startup, iPar Server, and much more...
From workshop to webinar; the future is digital and connected. The current situation surrounding COVID-19 clearly shows the opportunities of digitization. Therefore the PNO's highly anticipated Industrie 4.0 Workshop will now be presented as a Webinar over two days in late May.
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.