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Companies Collaborate to Develop
Open Protocol for Safety Communications

Companies Collaborate to Develop
Open Protocol for Safety Communications

Thursday, November 7, 2002
 
Sick Inc., Rockwell Automation and Omron Corp. are collaborating on the development of an open protocol for safety communications. The automation and machine-safety companies are working together to devise a protocol based on the existing standard protocol found in DeviceNet and Ethernet/IP networks, allowing safety devices to communicate seamlessly across these networks to other safety devices without additional programming. The feature is expected to be realized without the need for expensive safety-specific hardware such as gates and bridges. Additional benefits, according to Sick officials, include network design flexibility as well as simplified training and maintenance. For more information, visit www.sickusa.com.

 

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