CIP Safety Encoders
EP Editorial Staff | March 31, 2020
Allen-Bradley 843ES CIP Safety over EtherNet/IP Absolute Encoders, for safety applications that require speed, direction, or position-monitoring functions, are said to improve productivity.
The encoders can achieve SIL 3/PLe performance when used as part of an integrated safety system that includes an Allen-Bradley GuardLogix 5580 controller or Compact GuardLogix 5380 controller.
By integrating safety with standard control systems, operators gain access to all machine events, including safety events, to shorten response times. Integrating safety functions over EtherNet/IP can reduce hardware and installation costs and save time. Auxiliary feedback through an EtherNet/IP network on CIP Safety delivers the desired safety integrity and performance with fewer necessary components.