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HIMA introduces HIPRO-S V2 safety protocol

HIMA introduces HIPRO-S V2 safety protocol

May 15, 2015 - HIMA introduces HIPRO-S V2 safety protocol that enables Ethernet-based, safety-related communication (SIL 3). Safe communication is enabled between the company’s three safety controller families: HIMatrix, HIMax and HIQuad.

HIPRO-S V2 does not need a separate certificate, as it is a component of HIQuad, HIMax and HIMatrix controllers and is covered by their certificates. HIPRO-S V2 can be implemented universally.

Like safeethernet, developed by HIMA in 1997, HIPRO-S V2 uses UDP packets. These packets can be transmitted via standard Ethernet infrastructures, such as switches, firewalls, WLANs or devices, that are suitable for Ex zones. Use of these proven, industrial infrastructure components enables economical and reliable solutions.

HIMA safety protocols are distinct in that they can be operated in the same network with non-safe protocols; for example, Modbus TCP or the connection via OPC. Controllers can also be programmed via this network. This helps to reduces costs in generating and maintaining the network infrastructure.


“HIMA supports the incremental digitalization of our customers’ plants with very clear migration paths,” said Peter Sieber, Vice President Global Sales at HIMA. “Customers can select and combine the best HIMA controller for their application and know that the safe, reliable and fast networking of HIPRO-S V2 and safeethernet will allow them to efficiently operate their digitally networked plant, even in the future. The HIPRO-S V2 protocol will help to accelerate commissioning and ensure the fast restart of the plant and reduce the risk of delays. A long service life, and thus optimum invesent protection, are guaranteed.”

About HIMA and HIMA Americas

HIMA is the world’s leading specialist for safety-related automation solutions, ensuring maximum safety and availability and integration into any automation environment. More than 35,000 separate and independent safety systems have been installed in over 80 countries to protect the equipment of the world’s largest companies in the process industry. HIMA offers safety systems up to SIL 4 and HIMA LIFECYCLE SERVICES for all phases of the safety life cycle. Comprehensive solutions for turbomachines and compressors, burner control, boiler protection and pipelines reduce costs and increase plant profitability. Due to its independence, HIMA is able to work in any project arrangement: subtasks and complete projects, working for end customers and as part of a team with EPCs, MACs and DCS manufacturers. HIMA has operated in the Americas through representatives and partners since the early 1980s. In 2005 it opened regional headquarters in Houston, Texas, which covers the Americas.