Jim Neufeldt, Advanced Engineering

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Control Systems August 13, 2010

Using a common wire: Safety PLCs with safety Ethernet

Specifying a safety PLC upfront in planning makes it possible to save significant time and money when designing the wiring and planning functionality of a project. Using Ethernet allows projects to do start/stop, speed references, and safety all over the same wire. One design used safety PLCs and safe I/O to include the guarding zones between presses.

By Jim Neufeldt, Advanced Engineering