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Automation and Functional Safety

Certified Safety of Automated Processes

Across the range of production operations that make everything from automobiles to bread, many manufacturing functions today are completely automated. The automation of these processes improves product quality while increasing output. But what about the functional safety of these systems? Are they safe for people and the environment? We inspect your safety-related systems and certify your functional safety management system. We also offer advanced training for your engineers on topics related to functional safety.

Benefits at a Glance

With TÜV Rheinland as your partner for all issues related to functional safety, you can:

  • Improve your legal security
  • Optimize your processes and ensure trouble-free and safe operation
  • Get a neutral, external, and expert point of view
  • Gain access to one-stop shop services and nationwide support with no regional restrictions
  • Take advantage of our many years of industrial and customer service experience, our high quality standards, and our professional objectivity

Our Services for the Functional Safety of Automated Systems

Our experts support manufacturers, system developers, and users all over the world in all questions relating to functional safety and requirements associated with automated systems. We advise you in fields ranging from machinery and conveyor systems to process industries and building services - in addition to many other safety-related applications. Our services include:

  • Certification of conformity to electrical product standards
  • Safety integrity level (SIL) certifications for safety-related products and applications
  • Risk assessment and proposal of measures to reduce risk for machinery and equipment
  • Certification of a company’s functional safety management
  • Advanced training for engineers on functional safety topics

Some of the Standards on Which Our Audits Are Based

  • IEC 61508, functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems
  • IEC 61511, functional safety – safety instrumented systems for the process industry sector
  • IEC 62061, safety of machinery – functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems
  • ISO 13849-1, safety of machinery – safety-related parts of control systems