Original air date December 19, 2023

Safety over network: Exploring critical servo safety measures for industrial automation systems


It’s no secret servo safety is paramount in automated systems. Without adequate safety measures in place, operators can be at significant physical risk. In the past, implementing servo safety in an automation system was difficult and required redundant hardware that increased costs and added complexity. With the advent of Industry 4.0 and the advancement of network technology, it is now possible to combine safety and operational network traffic on a single network. Simplify servo system network architecture while maintaining performance and meeting system safety requirements.

In this webcast we will discuss:

  • The importance of safety in industrial automation
  • Challenges of traditional, hardwired safety in servo systems
  • Safety over network (SoN) benefits in servo systems
  • SoN technologies, focusing on EtherCAT, Ethernet I/P, and CC-Link IE time-sensitive networking (TSN).

Presented By:
Dan Zachacki, Servo & Motion Product Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Automation

Moderated By:
Chris Vavra, Web Content Manager, CFE Media and Technology

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