Honeywell Safety Switches Receive SIL 3 Certification

  • October 19, 2010
  • Honeywell Process Solutions
  • News
October 19, 2010 - Honeywell announced that its line of MICRO SWITCH safety switches have received SIL 3 certification from SIRA, an independent, third party firm, making 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 not only 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 our SIL 3 certified safety switch components," said Steve Gonzalez-Costa, Global Product Manager. "This is another example of how Honeywell is committed to delivering quality in our manufacturing, testing, and design processes. We want to meet and exceed our customers' performance requirements and SIL 3 certification helps by verifying that we are manufacturing to high industry standards."Honeywell International is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. Learn More

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