Flexible safety controller
By Mary Del
Omron Automation and Safety’s NX Series Safety Controllers combine automation and safety on the same EtherCAT network in a mixed I/O backplane to promote design flexibility and minimize wiring costs. A single intuitive software programming environment reduces machine and safety design time, while an auto configuration restart function eliminates the need for tools or software to exchange I/O hardware. The result is a seamlessly integrated solution that helps maximize machine flexibility, safety and productivity for the total machine life cycle, the company says. Ideal applications include automotive robotic work cells, larger flexible packaging machines and material handling work cells with multiple access points.