NX safety controller
By Mary Del
Omron Automation and Safety has introduced NX Series Safety Controllers, combining automation and safety on the same EtherCAT network in a mixed I/O backplane to promote design flexibility and minimize wiring costs, the company says. A single intuitive software programming environment is designed to reduce machine and safety design time, while an auto configuration restart function is designed to eliminate 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.