HMI & Operator Interface
No more hard wiring with openSAFETY control panels, says B&R
By Alyssa Dalton
Dec. 9, 2014 – The new openSAFETY control panels from B&R Automation promise safe data exchange over the bus system. The integrated openSAFETY interface renders the hard wiring of E-stop, operating mode and start buttons obsolete, says B&R.
According to the company, openSAFETY control panels only require a bus and power connection, allowing the systems to be placed exactly where they are needed without having to deal with unwieldy cable harnesses. The control panels are available in a range of configurations and touch technologies rated up to IP65. Users can also configure the number and arrangement of buttons, switches and the E-stop button.