Milwaukee Cylinder announces its new ability to offer the SIL 3 Capable Certification as an option for all non-rotational mounting styles of the company’s popular H and MH series products. SIL 3 Certification is by the third party organization, exida. As a leading authority in the field of functional safety, exida provides qualified customers with certification to a number of functional safety and security standards.
SIL is an industry measure of reliability, and is used as part of the Functional Safety Standard IEC 61508:2010 to calculate risk protection in a system. When a safety designer is using IEC 61508, SIL components are required in system design.
To achieve this certification, applicable Milwaukee Cylinder designs were subject to a detailed reliability analysis by exida experts. This analysis demonstrated the product design met the stringent SIL 3 requirements. Additionally, Milwaukee Cylinder operations and quality processes to be used in its SIL 3 products were also audited by exida as part of the certification, and found to comply with the rigorous SIL 3 standards.