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A uniform safety standard for any industrial Ethernet

A uniform safety standard for any industrial Ethernet
The fieldbus-independent openSAFETY protocol was tested according to IEC 61784-3 FSCP 13 and approved by national IEC committees representing 27 countries including China, USA and Germany, and is therefore released for international standardization. 

Because openSAFETY is bus independent, it can be used with all fieldbus or industrial Ethernet systems. At the HMI 2010 trade fair, openSAFETY was presented in applications using some of the most popular industrial Ethernet protocols: SERCOS III, Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP and POWERLINK. For the first time, users of an industrial Ethernet system other than POWERLINK now also have a complete, certified and open safety solution available to them. openSAFETY has been certified by TÜV Rheinland and TÜV Süd for SIL 3 applications.

"End customers have been requesting a uniform and manufacturer-independent standard for years, and openSAFETY is the response to those requests. It allows increases in productivity that are currently not possible with other safety protocols", states Stefan Schoenegger, Open Automation BU Manager at B&R.
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