Safety has become an integral part of Automation Systems. There is hardly any machine or piece of equipment anymore which does not feature some sort emergency stop or other means of safety device.
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The IEC 61508-compliant technology has been developed under PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) and is worldwide established. PROFIsafe has become an international standard (IEC 61784-3-3) and has been evaluated positively by German notified bodies such as IFA and TÜV.
PROFIsafe is independent of the communication method and provides cost-effective and flexible functional safety. It covers the entire communication path from the sensor over the controller to the actuator and integrates safety and standard communication on one cable (black channel principle).
...for all sectors of discrete manufacturing and process automation. Examples are
For details please see also the selection of case studies (Filter: PROFIsafe).
In addition to the industrial sectors listed, PROFIsafe applications are also found in the
packaging, transport, wood processing and process industries, for example.
...of safety devices have participated in the creation of vendor-neutral and open standards under the framework of PI. This enables the development of an extensive and complete portfolio by many different providers – ranging from sensors to controllers to actuators:
With its numerous installations, PROFIsafe has posted striking evidence of its leading role in fieldbus-based safe communication systems. At present there are 5.4 million PROFIsafe nodes installed.
...without impacts on these existing fieldbus standards. It is possible to transmit safety messages on the existing standard bus cables in coexistence with the standard messages.