global fail-safe command (GFC)

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global fail-safe command (GFC)

The global fail-safe command (GFC) is a high-priority CAN message defined in the CANopen safety protocol (see EN 50325-5). It may be used to switch the safety-related logical devices (SRLDs) into the safe state, which improves the overall system reaction time in case of an error. It shall be followed by the related SRDO.

Source CANdictionary (2016) - CiA CAN in Automation - www.can-cia.org