The new NX-series Safety Network Controller from Omron are advanced safety controllers that support two industrial safety protocols: CIP Safety™ that is adopted by industrial robot manufacturers and Safety over EtherCAT® (FSoE) that delivers a high-speed response.
This safety controller enables easy building of safety systems for large production lines including industrial robots and/or high speed control without interrupting the entire production line when the layout is changed or maintained. Through its automatic programming, offline simulation and online functional test, the users are able to identify the cause of a sudden line stoppage.
The NX-series is engineered with three units: NX-SL5500/5700 Safety CPU unit, NX-CSG320 Communication Control Unit, NX102-9020 Machine Automation Controller. When connected with the NX102 Machine Automation Controller, it is possible to use both EtherNet/IP™ + CIP Safety™ and EtherCAT® + FSoE at the same time.