Why is Ethernet good for industrial applications, instead of other network protocols? Why do Ethernet protocols differ? Which should be used, fiber or copper? Pepperl+Fuchs offers answers.
Networked safety is increasing, where programmable controllers replace relays, doing for functional safety what the PLC did for machine control. Most machine owners no longer view safety as a burden but as an opportunity to enhance machine uptime and increase profitability. Here’s an example of how networked safety might work for you. (See four diagrams and three steps explaining how to network machine safety.)