The first open and bus-independent safety standard
for all Industrial Ethernet solutions.
End customers have been requesting a uniform and manufacturer
independent standard for years. With openSAFETY, the EPSG has
provided the response to those requests and introduced the world's
first 100% open safety protocol. In fact, openSAFETY is open not only
in terms of its legal basis, but also literally open in technical respects:
given the protocol's bus-independence, openSAFETY can be used
with all fieldbuses, Industrial Ethernet solutions, or industry-specific
communication solutions. Thanks to its real-time capabilities and
support of direct cross-communication, POWERLINK ideally
complements openSAFETY and ensures fastest safe reaction time
for safety systems. The safety standard openSAFETY is certified SIL 3 according to IEC61508 and it has been approved by IEC as worldwide safety standard according to IEC 61784-3.