KOSO America Earns Functional Safety Certification

Thursday, May 1, 2014 @ 07:05 PM gHale

KOSO America, Inc.’s REXA Xpac earned a functional safety certification from safety certification provider, exida, to help ensure that it meets the functional safety requirements for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 capability per IEC 61508: 2010.

“KOSO’s capabilities were confirmed through an extensive certification process,” said Chris O’Brien, exida evaluating assessor. “They have a very strong control on their design, as well as having exceptional metrics.”

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“exida has the experience and technical expertise that we look for in a certification body,” said Nick Lalos, KOSO marketing supervisor. “They have a rigorous program and completing this certification will give our customers additional confidence in our products.”

Safety certification is becoming more important throughout the industry. Along those lines, in October exida named the winners of its first Safety Awards 2013.

Awards were for three categories: Sensors, Logic Solvers, and Software products that best demonstrate innovative work and have the ability to play a key role in the continuous journey of making the world a safer place.

The following companies/products earned honors:
• Sensors, and the winner is: Det-tronics’ FlexSonic Acoustic Detector
• Logic Solvers, and the winner is: Emerson Process Management’s DeltaV SIS with Electronic Marshalling
• Software, and the winner is: System Engineering Consultants Co., Ltd.’s RTMSafety

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