PROFIsafe: Networked Safety for Process and Factory Automation. ARC presents some compelling benefits for using PROFIsafe and two success stories.
Executive Summary Excerpt
Two topics in particular – industrial Ethernet and safety – have caught the attention of manufacturers in recent years thanks to their potential to cut costs and improve business performance. Industrial Ethernet has unified network architectures and created a high level of data transparency from which applications such as Asset Management or Manufacturing Execution Systems profit tremendously. Safety has evolved from being a cost burden and “necessary evil” to a strategy for improving productivity and reducing downtime. Profibus International has mated safety with industrial networking to create solutions for “networked safety” based on all available media. End-users are now taking advantage of PROFIsafe to unify their network architectures and eliminate the need for a second, parallel bus while maintaining conformity with safety standards up to SIL3. Benefits of networked safety include shortened start-up times, lower wiring costs and, in the long-term, faster and more efficient maintenance…
Table of contents
- Executive Overview
- Business Drivers in Safety and Industrial Networking
- PI Provides Platform for Universal Plant Communication
- Networked Safety in Practice: Two Case Studies