Head of Global Industry Management, Christoph Zöller, and Product Manager, Sascha Dreifert, explain the backgrounds of the extended offering in an interview.
Functional safety receives an ever increasing attention in the process industries and energy technology
advise plant operators around the world on the topic of safety in sensitive processes and support them in the selection of suitable solutions for the observance of functional safety in compliance with EN 61508.
Dreifert: We offer certifications based on FMEDA (Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostic Analysis) analyses. In this context, components establish their reliability in quantitative terms – both with regard to systematic and random errors. In order for this type of preventative approach to become general practice, NAMUR (an international user association of automation technology in process industries) has also provided an appropriate recommendation.
Weidmüller solution package for safety-related applications: SIL-certified signal converters, safety relays and surge protection devices
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