Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Packaging automation system
ELAU will base the next generation of its PacDrive™ packaging automation system on the broadly accepted international networking standard, SERCOS III, for a cost effective, single bus solution.
This latest SERCOS technology offers a one-network choice for
synchronized motion, safety, I/O and information over Ethernet. Elau
will continue to support an open system architecture by implementing
all field and device bus solutions that have earned acceptance in the
packaging industry for users preferring to continue to segregate their
networks according to functional requirements. SERCOS III combines
real-time performance and supports safety applications up to SIL 3
(Safety Integrity Level) according to IEC 61508.