Omron Network controller with CIP Safety and Safety over EtherCAT
The NX series safety controller supports both CIP Safety and Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE). The controller is optimized to support applications in which a variety of products are manufactured and production lines frequently are modified. It includes an integrated development environment—Sysmac Studio—for accelerated safety programming. CIP Safety enables communication between nodes such as PLCs, I/O blocks, light curtains and interlock switches. It is network- and media-independent and allows safety and standard control devices to reside on a single network. Functions added to Sysmac Studio are automatic programming, safety data logging, online functional test and third-party CIP Safety device connectivity that includes industrial robots.