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CIP Safety on Sercos Conformance Test Tool Now Available

Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos® automation bus, announced that a new conformance test tool for CIP Safety on Sercos devices is now available. This testing tool can be applied for originator and target implementations, no matter whether the safety functionality is part of a Sercos master or slave device. The test tool offers the possibility to automatically test the full CIP Safety on Sercos protocol functionality of a device in order to prove the compliance with the CIP Safety specification. The identical test software can also be used to test implementations of CIP Safety on EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet.

"With the availability of a vendor-independent conformance test tool for CIP Safety on Sercos devices in conjunction with a well-defined certification process between TÜV, ODVA and Sercos International, manufacturers can minimize the efforts and costs to implement and certify a CIP Safety on Sercos device", states Peter Lutz, managing director of Sercos International.

Vendors seeking to perform their own tests and prepare for the CIP Safety conformance test will be able to purchase the Conformance Test Tool for CIP Safety. This test tool is identical to the official conformance test system used by ODVA's Test Service Providers (TSP) to determine compliance with The CIP Safety Specification.

The CIP Safety on Sercos conformance tests are currently available at ODVA's Test Service Provider (TSP) in Ann Arbor, North America. The first CIP Safety on Sercos devices have already been successfully certified.

For more information, please subscribe to the Sercos International eNewsletter or visit their website.