The strengths of PROFIsafe allowed it to become the market leading communication protocol for safety-related applications. Evidence of this can be seen in the nearly 7 million installed PROFIsafe nodes (at end of 2016). To demonstrate the strengths of PROFIsafe, the PROFIsafe Marketing Working Group of the PNO has set up a live demo.
The members of the PROFIsafe Marketing Working Group explain the advantages and performance capability of PROFIsafe using the live demo setup.
The PROFIsafe live demo consists of several small applications and different devices from numerous Vendors. It shows the variety of PROFIsafe products for PROFINET and PROFIBUS. The live demo demonstrates the use of safety-related communication between three fail-safe hosts of different manufacturers which are connected to different devices. As example on the exhibit, three machines with different controllers operate independently or together as a production line. An Emergency Stop or other safety functions act on just one or multiple production line units. The functional demo shows optical and electromechanical sensors, I/O modules, fail-safe PLC, gateways, drives and safe shut off from valves. As well as the simple cabling, the entire safety functionality runs over one network.