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Safety switches get SIL 3 certification

21 October 2010

Independent testing by SIRA has seen Honeywell’s Mirco Switch, safety switches receiving SIL 3. This makes them suitable for a wide range of safety applications worldwide, including assembly, material handling, packaging, machine tools, conveying, metalworking, and robotics.

Using a rigorous testing process, this certification verifies quality, reliability, and effectiveness, but also meets IEC 61508-2 standards for selling and designing in Europe. Any OEM, machine builder, system integrator, or automation provider who needs to manufacture to a safety integration level, can now incorporate Honeywell's SIL 3 capable safety switches into their designs.

"New safety standards are going into effect at the end of 2011, and Honeywell makes it easier for OEMs to get SIL certification for their own machines using SIL 3 certified safety switch components," said Steve Gonzalez-Costa, global product manager.

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