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Logic, Motion and Safety




The combination of logic, motion, and safety in one environment provides the user with a harmonized view to the overall application in one software environment, for both the safety and the functional applications.

In practice this offers less educational efforts and simpler transfer of knowledge and application software between different peoples as well as different locations and controls. Also, it tackles the ‘not-invented-here syndrome’, which is often a cause of errors and additional costs, in particular in the safety application. By using pre-defined and tested functionality, combined with support in the programming environment, one is able to add the safety related aspects to the application programs for easy commissioning. And that saves money.  

This activity provides examples of the combination of Logic, Motion, and Safety, making it easier and more natural for the user to integrate safety in their motion and logic application. Safety functionalities like mode selector, safely reduced speed, and several stop functionalities, have a direct link to the motion control application. However in practice different people are responsible for these sections.

The published document provides examples and guidance for the combination of the different technologies.  

The document is published as version 0.41.

Before you download the motion control library we would like you to fill out a little form with a few questions.