Tagged: safety plc
Hi everyone, just stumbled on this site and it looks pretty cool. I’m a noob in the PLC world but am excited to start my journey learning about them. I have a question, what is the difference between a standard or normal PLC and a safety rated PLC. Also, when should you use one over another?
Hi and welcome to the forums. I’m excited for you to get started on your journey in the fascinating world of PLC’s. Now for your question…
There are many differences (and similarities) between a “normal” PLC and a Safety PLC. Using the Allen Bradley ControlLogix platform as a comparison, let’s start with the similarities.
Differences between a “normal” PLC and a safety PLC:
Well I’m sure there’s more I could add here, but hopefully there is enough to start drawing a distinction.
Hi Fred, thanks so much for that explanation!
You’re most welcomed, and thanks for the comment James!
Thanks for the explanation! I was always curious about this subject.