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The Value of Safety-Certified Products

Aug. 28, 2023
Safety-related parts of control systems (SRP/CS) can be implemented using standard components, though safety components offer significant advantages. Learn more about the value of adding safety-certified products and how it can help you.

This white paper discusses the importance of safety-certified products in machinery safety applications. It explains that while it is possible to use standard components, safety-certified products offer advantages such as documented performance levels, diagnostic coverage capability, and third-party verification. The paper explains the differences between standard products, SRP/CS products, and products designed and sold as safety-rated products. Further, this highlights the importance of rod locks as an essential safety component. Regardless of the type of product chosen, it is the responsibility of the machine designer to ensure compliance with relevant standards and to validate the reliability of the control system.

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