Safety Network International was founded in 1999 and focused on its core markets with three international branches. The European market is serviced centrally from Germany; the American and Asian markets are serviced by local branches in the USA and Japan.
The SafetyBUS p Club International e.V. is founded in Esslingen on Neckar on 23 March 1999 by eight member companies. Its Chairman is Dr. Thomas Fritsche.
Founding of the Japan Branch
With six companies initially. Its Chairman is Prof. Mukaidono from Meiji University.
Founding of the US Branch
In founding the US Branch in Detroit, the organisation underscores its international expansion.
First robot gateway available
The first SafetyBUS p robot gateway from Kuka Robotics becomes available.
First VDMA event
On 11 March 2003, the SafetyBUS p Club in association with the VDMA stages the fact-finding event "Safety for Man and Machine – SafetyBUS p in Mechanical and Plant Engineering”.
Safety Network International e.V. celebrates its 5th anniversary
To mark the 5th anniversary of the organisation’s founding, the SafetyBUS p Conference 2004 is held in Stuttgart’s Haus der Wirtschaft.
SafetyBUS p becomes a SEMI standard
In order to create a uniform standard for fieldbuses in the industry, the SEMI organisation has developed a comprehensive series of standards. SafetyBUS p is the first safety-related SEMI standard for sensor bus technology to be included in this series of standards.
Change of name is agreed
The member companies of SafetyBUS p Club International e.V. approve a change to the articles of association and a change of name for the organisation on 23 April 2006. SafetyBUS p Club International e.V. is now called Safety Network International e.V.
Safety concept is BG-approved
The notified body of BG’s technical committee for engineering in Düsseldorf approves the SafetyNET p safety concept for an Ethernet-based, industrial communications system for the transfer of safety-related signals.
Liaison D membership
Safety Network International e.V. becomes a Liaison D member of the IEC in order to step up its standardisation work to the benefit of its members.
First industry conference on machine safety
The Munich publisher Carl Hanser Verlag stages the industry conference on machine safety in collaboration with Safety Network International e.V. on 21 and 22 October 2008 in Ulm.
Safety Network International e.V. celebrates its 10th anniversary
The success story continues: Safety Network International e.V. celebrates its 10th anniversary on 23 March 2009. SafetyBUS p is the market-leading safety-related communication standard. A fact that is impressively underlined by more than 250,000 bus nodes installed worldwide. SafetyNET p represents real-time-capable Ethernet system.
SafetyNET p becomes the international standard
The real-time Ethernet SafetyNET p is accepted within IEC 61158 and IEC 61784-2 and approved as the international standard.
Five new members - Moxa, UL, NUM, Kunbus and Conductix - join Safety Network International e.V. and add new products to the system.
New committees start work
Regular meetings of the Infrastructure Committee and Security Workgroup take place. Their aim: to gradually refine the technologies.
Certified for SafetyNET p
Never before have so many products been certified for SafetyNET p in one year.
Safety Network International e.V. celebrates its 15th anniversary
Safety Network International e.V. celebrates its 15th anniversary on 23 March 2014. SafetyBUS p is the worldwide communication standard for safe communication, SafetyNET p for safety and automation.