The latest version (V1.5.2) of the openSAFETY protocol stack is available as open-source software for download from the SourceForge repository.
Just like the predecessor version, this new distribution has been precertified by TÜV Rheinland up to SIL 3 in accordance with IEC 61508:2010. Using the openSAFETY stack drastically reduces the time and risk involved in development. Another feature for reducing costs is the option of running the openSAFETY Configuration Manager (SCM) on non-safe hardware platforms. This makes it possible to forgo a dedicated safety controller.
For a demo implementation of an openSAFETY safe node, visit the SourceForge page for the openSAFETY demo project:
The demo is a sample implementation of an openSAFETY safe node via the POWERLINK black channel. The implementation shows integration of the openSAFETY stack and the safe application interface. A demonstration can be set up quickly to allow users to gather their first experience with the technology.