After the presentation of the "Open Safety" solutions for SERCOS III, Modbus TCP, EtherNet TCP / IP and Powerlink at this year's Hanover Fair, there are now standard for Profinet. He stands for all major real-time Ethernet protocols available and covers 91% of industrial Ethernet market. But the Ethernet Powerlink Standardization Group (EPSG) offers a ready to open Safety Safety technology, which runs on all transport protocols. Open Safety is an independent development of all fieldbus.
The automation industry has long been calling for a globally uniform standard for safety systems, since the development of safety-related technology is very cost-intensive and the investment risk is high. With OpenSafety, the first fully open safety-related data transmission protocol for all areas of automation, the EPSG laid the foundation. With communication cycles in the microsecond range, the protocol certified by TÜV Rheinland and TÜV Süd guarantees the fastest response times and maximum safety and is suitable for use in systems with up to SIL 3.
The EPSG actively supports the use of OpenSafety with any transport protocols and offers its help, for example, in certification and conformance tests. The openness of the standard applies in both technical and legal terms: The protocol is available as an open-source software for free download. The BSD license and the bus-independent application guarantee maximum security of investment for all users and users of the technology and enable manufacturers and plant operators to significantly reduce their development costs.