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B&R adds library of PLCopen function press safety blocks

B&R adds library of PLCopen function press safety blocks

June 17, 2015 - B&R’s SafeDESIGNER library for press applications now includes a complete set of the function blocks specified in PLCopen part 4.

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 intensively 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.

PLCopen specifications provide solutions for machine manufacturers that are open to all, not just a few manufacturers. The PLCopen Safety working group brings together engineers from leading industrial automation companies as well as experts from certifying institutions who work closely with safety-related technology. For many years now, B&R has been involved in this consortium.

B&R company profile
B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with its customers since 1987. Since then, B&R North America has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R’s unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R North America has a network of more than 25 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally.

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