We have a winner! United Electric Controls’ One Series Safety Transmitter has been officially recognized as Control Engineering’s 2015 Engineers’ Choice award winner. The team proudly received the award on Monday, March 23rd, and was highlighted in a special reception in Chicago. The One Series Safety Transmitter was selected as the winner in the Safety – Process Safety, Intrinsic Safety category.
The Engineers’ Choice Awards featured 26 winners this year, along with 27 honorable mentions. After having been narrowed down from a pool of 94 finalists, United Electric Controls is delighted to have come out on top in our category. We are especially humbled to know the winners were chosen by Control Engineering’s subscribers. These people use our technology every day, and to have them vote for our product is truly gratifying.
As for the winning design itself, the One Series Safety Transmitter provides a NAMUR NE 43 standard 4-20 mA analog output for pressure and temperature monitoring. Its programmable high-capacity solid-state safety relay output (SRO) enables the fastest emergency shutdowns in the industry, allowing a shutdown to occur in less than 100 msec. The SRO is capable of directly switching the final element, eliminating the need for a safety PLC.
The One Series Safety Transmitter was designed for functional safety applications using the latest available version of the IEC 61508-2010, offering safety designers and other end-users greater confidence in their hardware. All features of this product have our customers in mind – including easy installation, improved productivity, and password protection to prevent tampering. The One Series Safety Transmitter also has a high safe failure fraction (SFF) of 98.8%, which is currently the highest of any transmitter certified for use in SIL 2 safety systems as a single element (HFT=0).
To learn more about this award-winning product line, please visit our website or call our application engineers at +1 (617) 923-6977. We would be more than happy to answer any questions and discuss your application needs.