In the food processing industry, size reduction equipment is widely used to process foods from their original shapes and sizes into their final forms, like shredded cheese, sliced and diced vegetables, potato chips, and peanut butter. Pepperl+Fuchs offers a safety system for machine guard monitoring combined of a safety monitor and magnetic field sensors for use in hazardous areas.
Pepperl+Fuchs' innovative SIL 3 current drivers featuring Ex ia control circuits make complex workarounds implementing redundancy via two SIL 2 control circuits a thing of the past. Most importantly, the new isolated barriers can improve the test intervals of SIL 2 shutdowns. Read this blog article to find out exactly how.
The safety integrity level, or SIL for short, is an indicator that makes risk reduction quantifiable. Plant and machinery can pose risks that are so dangerous that people and the environment should not be exposed to them under any circumstances. In this blog article, we look at three misconceptions about SIL.