The exida Safety & Cyber Awards

exida is pleased to announce the winners of their 2017-18 Safety & Cyber Awards. We recognize the importance of excellence in functional safety, and through extensive analysis of the nominated companies, we are confident that who we chose best exemplifies innovation and novelty. We also introduced a new End User category for those that demonstrate extraordinary dedication in implementing a functional safety management program.

Awards were presented in only two categories this year:

  • Logic Solver
  • End User

2017-18 Recipients

Iowa Fertilizer Company

End User

Iowa Fertilizer Company has demonstrated extraordinary dedication in implementing its functional safety management program. Their commitment to safety particularly their efforts to meet and exceed IEC 61511 helped ensure the safety of industrial processes.


National Instruments

C Series Functional Safety Modules: NI 9350

Logic Solver: PLC

The C Series Functional Safety Module offers SIL 3 certification, according to IEC 61508. The safety logic solver resides inside the module, and you can program it with the included Functional Safety Editor software. The module contains built-in diagnostics that can monitor the status of the hardware as well as the integrity of the connections. You can use these modules to control critical safety functions in manufacturing assembly and test cells, large physical systems tests, conditioned monitoring applications, and process monitoring and control.