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Programmable & Wireless Technology in Safety Applications

Andreas Eberhard, Division Manager, Industrial Machinery, TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc 

Programmable as well as wireless safety applications that had previously been reserved solely for conventional electromechanical technology are now entering automation fields.

This has presented a new challenge for R & D and design engineers.

Are all industries ready to accept safety systems that rely on bits and bytes only?

Not yet, but the time is not far off

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