“Safety has evolved from being a cost burden and “necessary evil” to a strategy for improving productivity and reducing downtime.”
–from the “The Business Case for Safety” section of the new ARC White Paper, PROFIsafe: Networked Safety for Process and Factory Automation.
We engineers sometimes get so excited about the technology we forget about the business drivers. This white paper really shows the good business results that arise from using PROFIsafe. Of course, many of the benefits would apply to other combination safety and conventional fieldbuses. Wait a minute; PROFIsafe is the only one of those with any history! There’s no substitute for five years of experience (compared to the “plans” and brand new releases from others).
Now off to prepare for a visit to Hanover Fair…