INTEGRATED OR SEPARATE?
SAFE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY ON SMALLER MACHINERY
Safety controllers are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to relay modules, even on smaller machinery. The designer can opt for one of two concepts: some designers favour integration of safety into the automation PLC, but a separate (small) safety controller offers clear benefits.
Authors: Christian Lumpe and Tobias Thiesmann, Product Manager for Control Systems, Schmersal Group
Source: SPS-Magazin, issue 06-2021
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