Interbus Safety protocol certified by TÜV Rheinland, BGIA

Cologne, Germany—The Interbus Club reports that its Interbus Safety fieldbus protocol was recently certified by TÜV Rheinland Group (German Technical Inspectorate) and the Berufsgenossenschaftlichen Institut für Arbeitsschutz (BGIA-BG-Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) for use in safety applications up to SIL 3 according to DIN EN 61508 and Safety Category 4 according to DIN EN 954-1.

By Control Engineering Staff April 26, 2005

Cologne, Germany— The Interbus Club reports that its Interbus Safety fieldbus protocol was recently certified by TÜV Rheinland Group (German Technical Inspectorate) and the Berufsgenossenschaftlichen Institut für Arbeitsschutz (BGIA-BG-Institute for Occupational Safety and Health), located in Sankt Augustin, Germany, for use in safety applications up to SIL 3 according to DIN EN 61508 and Safety Category 4 according to DIN EN 954-1. In addition, Interbus Safety reportedly meets the relevant specifications of European Machinery Directive 98/37/EEC.

Besides safe communication with Interbus Safety, TÜV Rheinland and BGIA also tested an Interbus controller board with integrated safe controller, a safe I/O module with IP67 protection, SafetyProg safe programming interface, and safe software function blocks. All these components were developed jointly by Interbus Club members Phoenix Contact andKW-Software, and are already being used in one of the Audi AG plants, located in Neckarsulm, Germany.

Audi reports that it’ss Safety a milestone for similar solutions.

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