Network Integrates Safety/Control

With Ethernet Powerlink Safety Technology, all safety-oriented mechanisms—which are open and available—are implemented in the data transfer process so that safety-relevant data can be transferred over a standard fieldbus. With this solution, safety functionality is completely integrated in the control system and does not require special cabling, says the vendor. This results in a considerable cost advantage. All relevant standards for safe data transfer are achieved according to IEC 61508 SIL Cat3.

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EPL Safety Technology is independent of the transport protocol; it is compatible with other fieldbus solutions such as CANopen. Thanks to its performance and flexibility, Powerlink reduces wiring, prevents errors and provides real-time capability and 10x shorter reaction times.

B&R Industrial Automation Corp.


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