Fanuc EtherNet IP adapter safety function for 3xi-B CNCs
By Alyssa Dalton
Dec. 22, 2014 – Fanuc says it has introduced CIP safety functionality with the EtherNet/IP adapter safety function for its 3xi-B CNCs that enables safety communication with Rockwell Automation controller (Logix PAC) systems.
Designed specifically to communicate between safety controller and CNC with safety signals for automotive transfer lines, the functionality boasts integrated safety signal communication; lower maintenance; improved productivity; and transparent data access across the connected manufacturing enterprise. According to the company, it communicates digital input/output signals across Ethernet with high reliability to further simplify the hardware and connections needed. Using built–in redundancy, a special processor monitors safety-related parameters and guarantees the integrity and safety of the system by tracking the actual position and speed of the servomotors, spindle motors and I/O interfaces, it adds.