50 Years of Safety: A Partnership for Safe and Secure Success
This article is part of a series celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the world’s first TÜV-certified safety controller for plant process automation. It explores how a pioneering partnership between HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH and TÜV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH has been at the center of efforts to rethink and reconceptualize how industry addresses the issue of functional safety.
50 Years of Safety: A Hard-Wired Revival?
Nowadays, stakeholders in functional safety have the option to replace hard-wired systems with safety-tailored programmable logic controllers that connect with critical equipment across open networks. And while there are benefits for making this switch, it could be that hard-wired logic is still a fair choice – especially where a limited number of safety instrumented functions are deployed.
50 Years of Safety: How Germany Pioneered Standardization
The world’s first TÜV-certified safety system, Planar, hit the market 50 years ago. To honor that event, we deliver insights into standardization, certification, and historical, technological development. So that you can learn how we got to where we are today, we spotlight Germany’s role as a pioneer in functional safety norms and standards.