Signal Products fully conform to SIL 1 and 2 requirements.

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Safety Integrity Level (SIL) audible and visual signaling devices utilize self-monitoring circuitry and fault-indicating contact closures to alert of failure or initiate shut down/lock out of machinery until corrective action can be achieved. With full statistical data supporting conformity to SIL 1 and SIL 2 requirements, products provide safety engineers with solutions for fulfilling their Safety Instrumented System (SIS) requirements.



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Pfannenberg Keeps Safety in Mind with New Signal Products



New Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Devices added to Signal Product Line

Buffalo, NY - Pfannenberg, a worldwide leader in thermal management and signaling technology, has introduced Safety Integrity Level (SIL) audible and visual signaling devices that are specifically designed to conform to SIL 1 and SIL 2 safety requirements.

Signaling equipment is often required when designing Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) for hazardous machinery and industrial processes, however, standard devices do not offer the conformity needed to achieve the target Safety Integrity Level (SIL). Using multiple or redundant devices can help, but these still are not properly rated and their effectiveness can be compromised if they are tampered with or fail. Such limitations are overcome with Pfannenberg's new SIL audible and visual signaling devices. These devices utilize self-monitoring circuitry and fault-indicating contact closures to alert of failure or initiate shut down / lock out of machinery until corrective action can be achieved. With full statistical data supporting conformity to SIL 1 and SIL 2 requirements, signaling solutions from Pfannenberg are the safest choice for applications such as machinery startup alarms, machine guard muting alarms, process upset alarms, and evacuation alarms.

"Safety engineers now have solutions designed specifically for fulfilling their Safety Instrumented System requirements and achieving their target SIL ratings. With SIL conforming signaling devices, the associated operational risks are better mitigated leading to a reduction in potential liability surrounding a mishap," says Product Manager Ray Limburg.

Pfannenberg's Lancaster, New York, location produces robust, field-proven, visual and audible devices for alarm, warning, and indication. By developing and producing products which are designed to promote safety and save energy as well as other resources, Pfannenberg operates by their business philosophy - "Safety for man, machine and the environment."

Visit www.pfannenbergusa.com for further product details.

About the Pfannenberg Group
The Pfannenberg Group is an international manufacturing company based in Hamburg, Germany with branches, production sites and agents in 44 countries around the world. The Pfannenberg Group collectively manufactures industrial thermal management products, visual and audible alarm systems, and art illumination products. Some of the Pfannenberg Group's products can be found illuminating the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France and the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Hamburg, Germany.

Pfannenberg Incorporated's North American engineering and manufacturing facility is located near Buffalo, New York and specializes in engineering and production of products which provide thermal management of industrial electrical enclosures as well as signaling technology. These products include: filterfans, cooling units, heaters, air/water heat exchangers, chillers, hydrostats and thermostats as well as signal devices for alarm, warning and indication.

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