B&R implements library of PLCopen function blocks
November 24, 2015 By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Nov. 24, 2015 – With its SafeDESIGNER library for press applications, B&R says it is one of the first manufacturers to offer a complete set of the function blocks specified in PLCopen part 4.
B&R says that as a result, users working with safety-critical press applications will have a much easier time setting up the necessary safety functions. Over the past several years, PLCopen has worked on a specification for function blocks in press applications. The result is part 4 of the PLCopen safety specification, which defines safety aspects of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic presses. Also defined in this specification were the corresponding vendor-independent function blocks for the safety application.