(Lincolnshire, IL) – Woodhead Industries, a division of Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX AND MOLXA), announces the inauguration of its Safety Networks Integration team.
Manufacturing facilities are always looking for ways to streamline their operations, including lowering costs and maintaining production uptime. With the introduction of Intelligent Safety Networks (ISN), manufacturers are now investigating how to implement them, including the availability of compatible devices and components. ISNs bring multiple advantages over traditional separate control and safety networks. Infrastructure costs are significantly reduced by combining the wiring of the control and safety networks into one. Production downtime is decreased through better zone control and the elimination of false triggers in the safety zone. Integrating of control and safety code allows production lines to continue to flow in specific locations even when other areas may be shut down. Equipment and workers can be placed in smaller defined areas without sacrificing safety because the system is aware in real time of the status of the process.
With the increased awareness and interest by manufacturers for ISN certified products, device / component manufacturers are looking for partners capable of helping them quickly integrate the ISN protocol into their own products.
The company offers protocol stacks, consulting services & product design as well as components & infrastructure products (cabling, I/O, connectors). These products and services will allow the device / component manufacturer to quickly bring their product to market.
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