In many applications, complex safety add-ons have been designed on top of existing control systems, which has lead to significantly increased complexity and costs. The most significant increase of the performance level can be achieved by replacing all analog signal paths with digital communication: as long as an error can be detected and a control system can perform a reliable reaction, the error cannot cause any harm. When typical failures of systems are analyzed, it is obvious that analog signal paths are the weakest point of any control system.
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Systematic re-use of information and design processes defined by the selected system integration framework, such as CANopen, should be understood as an integral part of companies’ design, assembly and service operations, instead of “just another communication protocol” in individual control systems. There are many use cases for such kinds of system integration framework in system design, assembly and service activities.