System safety

System safety

Play it safe

Reliably and easily implement functional safety in your wind turbine generator in compliance with standards.

Every WTG in Europe is required by law to meet the requirements of the Machinery Directive. Functional safety is therefore integral to every part of the WTG, both in terms of hardware and software.

With its comprehensive portfolio of safety products and services for every area and every size of plant, Phoenix Contact offers the right solution for designing your wind energy application in accordance with directives. Our safety experts provide support with products and advice in all phases from planning to startup or even retrofitting.

Your advantages

  • Flexible safety systems with TÜV-certified hardware or software solutions
  • Keep an eye on speeds and downtimes, thanks to controller-independent switching devices
  • Secure networks, thanks to reliable security concepts through to the control room

Safe analog value processing

Screenshot of TÜV-certified SAFE AI software  

Certified software for implementing safety functions

With the SAFE AI solution package, safety-related analog I/O modules are no longer required in order to process safe signals from wind measurement, for example. This takes place using TÜV-certified software.

This enables you to implement safety functions up to SIL 3 and PL e in your WTG. The consultation service provided by our safety experts for the wind industry completes the package.

Network security

Software for network security  

Solutions for protecting your systems against unauthorized access

Communication from WTGs via the Internet must satisfy increasingly stringent requirements. Operators, operational management, and service personnel all place different demands on online access.

With distributed remote control solutions based on our MGUARD security routers with integrated firewall, you can protect your plants reliably against unauthorized access. The corresponding software allows you to assign the correct rights to the various different users.

Reliable condition monitoring

Components for reliable condition monitoring  

Components for safe downtime and speed monitoring

All sensors and rotating parts in a WTG must be monitored continuously. This includes safe processing of digital values, as well as safe downtime and speed monitoring.

This helps to design monitoring systems e.g., for the pitch or yawing system.

Safe monitoring of the WTG

Safe monitoring of a wide range of signals is a challenge when controlling WTGs. Thanks to the comprehensive portfolio of safety products from Phoenix Contact, you can also implement the high requirements set by the Machinery Directive for wind energy.

Safe monitoring of the WTG

Thanks to safety solutions from Phoenix Contact, you can implement the high requirements set by the Machinery Directive.


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