The purpose of this article is to improve the understanding of tray cables by defining them, describing the five different types of tray cables and providing accepted uses and standards, including environmental considerations, for each of those types.
While energy efficiency is vital for consumer electronics, the industrial automation customer also benefits from chip manufacturers’ perpetual goal to create processors that do more while using less energy. This White Paper explains how consumer electronic microprocessor improvements also provide a catalyst for industrial automation advancements.
Regulatory modifications in 2010 have raised important issues in design and use of industrial safety systems. Certain changes in IEC 61508, now being widely implemented, mean that designers and users who desire full compliance must give new consideration to topics such as SIL levels and the transition from 1H to 2H methodologies.
This paper will discuss the methods used to ensure that the integration between the safety system and the BPCS DO NOT compromise Functional Independence and define best practices to secure an industrial system and in particular safety systems in this integrated environment.