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Virtual Panel Event about Industrial Connectivity

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This 60-minute virtual panel discussion between industry experts will explore the intersection of connectivity (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference



Join us on 15 July 2021 on the MVC Technology Presentation Hub and explore eight online seminar theatres. (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Distributed I/O with safety functions

Distributed I/O with safety functions Siemens Automation and Drives has equipped the Simatic ET200pro distributed I/O system for cabinet-free design with Profinet interface and safety functionality. Siemens says the ET 200pro is the first distributed I/O system worldwide with the high IP65/67 degree of protection and safety-relevant industrial Ethernet communications using the Profisafe profile. Actuators and sensors are connected via fail-safe input and output modules. By means of an interface module, standard and fail-safe modules can be optionally integrated in Profibus or Profinet networks, where standard and fail-safe communication are carried out in parallel on one cable. The interface module has a 2-port switch with which simple linear structures can be designed, for example for conveying technology applications. The connection to Profinet is made using two M12 plugs. ET 200pro solves automation tasks with safety requirements up to SIL 3 (EN 61508) or Category 4 (EN 954-1). The new PM-E DC 24V power module can be used to connect different consumers and to provide selective load groups in order to increase plant availability. The compact ET 200pro distributed I/O system permits versatile and modular expansion, and is connected via the Simatic Step 7 engineering software to the Simatic automation network.

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