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Siemens Simatic S7 Gains Exclusive UL PLC Listing For Safety-Related Control Applications

Siemens Simatic S7 Gains Exclusive UL PLC Listing For Safety-Related Control Applications
ATLANTA (Nov. 18, 2003) – Siemens Energy & Automation has announced that its SIMATIC S7 Distributed Safety Integrated®, including the S7-315F failsafe safety PLC, has received Underwriters Laboratory’s (UL) 508, NRGF.E232916 (ref. IEC 61508 and NFPA 79, 2002) Listing for Functional Safety.

The SIMATIC S7-315F PLC, and its distributed I/O system, is the only programmable safety controller on the market with the NRGF.E232916 Listing. The UL Listing certifies that the software and firmware based controller used to automate machine safety interlocks will lead to safe machine operation stops.

The UL 508 Listing category covers control equipment that incorporates software for use in safety-related functions. According to UL, it includes devices that detect unsafe conditions, alert operators, and/or take action based on out-of-specification parameters to place the equipment under control or system into a safe configuration.

J.B. Titus, Siemens’ Safety Integrated manager for discrete industries, says that the UL Listing is an example of the company’s international focus on Safety Integrated technology.

“Siemens’ Safety Integrated technology is incorporated into our commitment to Totally Integrated Automation,” Titus says. “Siemens offers the broadest range of safety certified automation products for both discrete and process industries. All of our products are fully certified to relevant global and local standards, including Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL).”

For more information about services and products from Siemens Safety Integrated U.S.A., log on to www.sea.siemens.com/safety.

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