Innovations in Safety Standards

Standards like ISO 13489, IEC 62061, and IEC 61508 define principles of functional safety to protect

machine operators and processes. Once you have used these standards to assess areas of concern

and select the necessary safety devices, the next step is to incorporate logic and decision making

into your control systems.


Preventa XPSMCM Modular Safety Controller from Schneider Electric:

  • Base unit includes 8 inputs and 2 outputs
  • Expandable to up to 14 modules – 128 inputs and 16 outputs
  • Safe inputs, OSSD output, force guided relay outputs
  • Encoder and proximity switch monitoring for motion related safety
  • Graphical software for layout and configuration
  • Product PDF 

PSR Mini Safety Relay from Phoenix Contact

  • 6mm width package is the slimmest one or two path relay on the market
  • Up to 70% space-saving potential at full capacity
  • Force guided relay provide extra safety factor against welded contacts
  • Up to PL e according to ISO 13849 and SILCL 3 according to IEC 62061
  • Accommodates a variety of input device types (light curtain, E-stop, interlock switches, etc.)