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Safety via Ethernet

Both factory and process automation are showing a trend towards ever more complex, branched applications. The most efficient possible coupling of safe networks now becomes one of the special challenges in the area of safety.

 

A simple and cost-effective solution

Bihl+Wiedemann has met this challenge with a simple and costeffective solution: Safe Link, i.e. safe coupling over the Ethernet interface of the AS-i gateways with integrated safety monitor. In the maximum configuration this means up to 1922 safety two-channel input signals can be collected while controlling safety outputs either centrally or locally.

 

Couple up to 31 gateways

This approach enables up to 31 Safety Basic Monitors or Gateways with integrated Safety Monitor to be coupled to each other – without losing performance at any point and without the use of additional hardware.