Last year, the magazine Computer & AUTOMATION nominated 96 exceptional products and systems from over 500 entries across 12 categories. It was then its readers’ turn to choose their favorite, with nearly 50,000 of them casting their vote for Product of the Year 2021.
EUCHNER was awarded the bronze trophy in the safety category for its CES-C07 safety switch and ESM-CB safety module. The safety switch supplies process-related parameters in real time, which can be used to gather information for preventive maintenance, for example. The sensors measure relevant parameters in the surroundings such as temperature and voltage, enabling the installation to be analyzed while it is running.
Tampering attempts can be detected by plausibility checks. When the safety module is used in combination, this information is automatically polled from each switch in the chain and provided to the control system via IO-Link. “Together, the two products can communicate at Industry 4.0 level,” says Dr. Hannes Zipse, EUCHNER’s Sales Manager for Germany.
This successful duo, which opens up new possibilities for all types of installations, was a real winner with the readers of Computer & AUTOMATION.