In recent years, functional safety has become an important topic especially for the process industry. Top priority is assigned to the protection of people, environment and machinery. The avoidance of malfunctions and faults – or in the worst case of the complete plant standstill – contributes decisively to increasing productivity so that functional safety is a key competitive factor. The risk can be minimised with relevant safety technology and protective installations from Weidmüller.
As Industrial Connectivity partner, we offer in-depth expertise in this special area. Our experienced industry managers advise plant operators worldwide on the topic of safety in sensitive processes and support you in selecting suitable solutions for complying with functional safety according to the safety standard EN 61508.
High plant safety through reliable emergency shutdown
The safety relays of our SAFESERIES are used in areas that require a functionally safe switch-off. The requirements of EN 61508, SIL 3 can be satisfied with this module.
SAFESERIES SIL 3 relays
Safe signal transmission in the package
Together with the also SIL-certified SAFESERIES safety relays and surge protection from the VARITECTOR programme, ACT20X signal inverters allow you build a complete safety circuit according to SIL 2/SIL 3.
Solution package for safety-related signal circuits
SIL in practice
Switching off in the case of emergency, safe use in corrosive atmospheres and burner control in thermal process plants – our "SIL in practice" article series informs you about solutions for complying with functional safety in the process industry.
To the article series in the magazine area
Your guideline for functional safety in process automation
Our advisor focuses mainly on key topics of functional safety: from standards to detailed solutions.
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