Network safety has multiple advantages over standalone safety. First and foremost, it is a highly effective way to mitigate risk. In addition to this, however, network safety becomes a key factor of a high-performing, future-ready manufacturing facility thanks to its ability to improve automation efficiency and boost throughput.

#### Topics include:

• Why are there so many industrial networking protocols?
• Choosing the right safety network configuration
• Functional elements of a networked safety system