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19.12.2017

Two worlds growing together

Machine safety in Industry 4.0 concepts: Utilising existing safety hardware, communications standards and ideas

What are the implications of production according to the principles of Industry 4.0 for functional safety? Humans and robots will increasingly be working together without intervening safety fences and the safety-related signals are also processed at higher control levels. The prerequisites for this are already in place, says Schmersal

Author: Siegfried Rüttger, Industry 4.0 Project Leader, Schmersal Group

Source: Extract from SPS-MAGAZIN, specialist automation technology journal, Issue 10/2017

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