Functional safety starts with development

Wednesday, 28. March 2018

Functional Safety requires secure hardware and software development

Separate safety circuits are increasingly disappearing, and the trend is towards the integration of safety functions into end devices. This reduces the number of safety components, while at the same time enables new applications and extended safety functions, such as safely reduced speed or partial shutdowns.

The safety data as well as the non-safe process data are exchanged with the controller via the standard network. The discrete cabling of the safety circuits disappears, significantly minimizing the cost and complexity of systems.

The advantages are obvious:

  • Increased flexibility
  • New functionality in the development of safety-oriented applications
  • Use the same infrastructure and communication channels for secure and non-secure data and diagnostics without additional hardware

However, component manufacturers are increasingly confronted with development methods for functional safety, new communication protocols and high demands on hardware and software development.

As experts for field devices, gateways, and remote I/O developments, we supply professional solutions for process and factory automation. We develop your products according to the required standards and integrate all common secure communication protocols such as Ethercat FSoE, Ethernet IP/CIPSafety and PROFINET/PROFIsafe.

We accelerate your development and shorten the time-to-market of your products.

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