The machine parts were networked quickly and easily via AS-Interface. Emergency stop buttons were positioned to be visible on all plant components from the hall entrance. Using these buttons, the decentralized, stand-alone machines which feature separate safety installations – can be switched off if necessary via the safe AS-Interface output modules.
The plant components were interlinked in a safe and reliable manner via a separate Ethernet network for which there is an interface on the AS-Interface K30 master monitors. This enables a separate tank farm and two other buildings, each with three floors, to be reliably linked. A number of Safe Link Gateways set up in a network were used for this purpose.