After the introducing openSAFETY solutions for SERCOS III, Modbus TCP, EtherNet TCP/IP and POWERLINK, EPSC has announced availability of the standard for PROFINET. Thus, openSAFETY is provided for all major real-time Ethernet protocols, covering 91% of the Industrial Ethernet market. A ready-to-use safety technology running on all transport protocols, openSAFETY allows for communication cycles at the microsecond level, thus ensuring very fast reaction times as well as optimal safety. Certified by TÜV Reinland and Tüv Süd, it is suitable for use in systems with safety requirements up to SIL 3. The protocol is available as an open source software that can be downloaded free of charge. Its BSD license and independence from fieldbus systems ensure optimal investment safety for all users, and considerably reduce development efforts for manufacturers and plant operators. The company actively supports the use of openSAFETY with any transport protocol, providing support for certification and conformance tests.
Edited by: Teoman Tugsuz