embedded world: great interest in openSAFETY

The open source safety protocol openSAFETY continues its unwavering advance. The technology was met with great interest at embedded world in Nuremberg.

Visitors were particularly drawn to the live demonstration featuring three evaluation boards – from Wallner Automation, Hilscher/MESCO Engineering and NewTec – which allow implementation of the openSAFETY stack on various platforms. Another highlight was provided by Indian R&D service provider Kalycito, whose position control demo, based on a Cortex M4 processor from Analog Devices, provides axis synchronization with a cycle time of 250 ?s. A commercially available Linux industrial PC serves as the master. More information regarding this demonstration can be found at http://sourceforge.net/projects/adopenpowerlink/.

“The products you see here make implementing openSAFETY and POWERLINK more economic and efficient than ever,” explains the EPSG’s managing director, Stefan Schönegger, on the sidelines of embedded world.