SPS IPC Drives Hall 6, 14 Stand
The EPSG presents itself under the motto "A network for all (s)". Using demo installations covering all aspects of modern machine automation, the position of Powerlink and Open Safety as standards of industrial real-time communication and integrated safety technology is demonstrated.
About 3000 OEM already rely on the field device real-time network of choice. The protocol offers hard real-time capability with high communication bandwidth and thus makes it possible, for example, to synchronize axes with high precision and to transmit camera images on the same physics. In addition, fully secure solutions can be implemented by using Open Safety. Safe protective field functions of light curtains, for example, can be adapted to the corresponding requirements without manual intervention during operation. This high degree of integration reduces the wiring of a machine to a minimum.
Due to its compliance with the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard, Powerlink can be used over any Ethernet infrastructure. In addition, Powerlink and Open Safety are available as open source software, making them completely vendor-independent.