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B&R Safety Products Comply with North American Standards
B&R Industrial Automation Posted 02/11/2015
Integrated safety technology awarded UL certification
B&R's extensive portfolio of products featuring integrated safety technology has received yet another key certification. Following rigorous evaluation and testing, the experts at Underwriters Laboratories have confirmed that B&R products comply with IEC 61508, IEC 62061 and ISO 13849 – the recognized standards for safety technology. In particular, functional safety certification by UL verifies compliance with applicable North American standards such as ANSI/UL 1998.
Having successfully completed the certification process, B&R's portfolio of integrated safety technology is now UL-listed in the FSPC category (Energy and Industrial Systems Certified for Functional Safety), as well as the corresponding FSPC7 category for Canada.
Benefits for European machine manufacturers
The significance of this certification extends beyond B&R's customers in the North American market. For European manufacturers who supply machines to end customers in the USA and Canada, having B&R products listed under the FSPC/FSPC7 categories in the UL certification database makes it easier to obtain approval for machine installations in these markets.
B&R company profile
As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With industrial fieldbus communication standards like POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering.
B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with its customers since 1987. Since then, B&R North America has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R’s unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R North America has a network of more than 25 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally.