CC-Link IE Field Network Now With Integrated Safety Functionality

July 13, 2011
CC-Link IE is the world's fastest and highest capacity communications backbone for automation control, safety, data communications, monitoring, and diagnostics.

CC-Link IE Field Network with integrated safety meets international safety standards for SIL3 compliance of IEC61508:2010 for electrical, electronic, and programmable electronic safety-related systems and follows IEC61784-3:2010 for functional safety fieldbuses. The IE Field Network can deliver safety shutdown of processes in response to an emergency signal from light curtains, safety gates, E-stops and more. Network diagnostics are precise, identifying and isolating the detected faulty station. Line trouble and module errors can be identified from any location with access to the network. Additional features of the CC-Link IE Field Network include:

  • Ultrahigh speed
  • Inherent determinism without Ethernet switches
  • Flexible topology
  • Seamless Communication
  • Built-in diagnostics