From safe field bus to real time Ethernet system
Since the introduction of the first safe field bus system SafetyBUS p into the market in1999, safety engineering applications in compliance with the machinery directive are possible by means of a software based communication system. SafetyNET p is the result of the consistent further development of SafetyBUS p and features far greater performance and function.
Whilst the idea of diverse applications using the traditional field bus with its small spectrum is unattractive, the same proposition using Ethernet evokes a completely different response. With safety related applications, the reaction time required to control a potentially dangerous action in particular was often a decisive factor. Thanks to the characteristically 100 times greater spectrum in comparison to the conventional field bus, it technologically now makes more sense to combine the use of various services. The result of consistent development of the well known field bus SafetyNET p, it was always designed to operate as a publisher-subscriber network and therefore does not require a control centre. This enables modular system architecture and individually designable sub-network.
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