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Functional Safety of Machinery

Functional Safety of Machinery

Ensure the Quality and Functional Safety of Your Machines

The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EG defines requirements for machines and plants which are placed on the market. This directive is a revised version of the first Machinery Directive accepted in 1989. This revised version has been valid since December 29, 2009 and must be applied accordingly. The national implementation of the Machinery Directive falls under the Equipment and Product Safety Act.

Two different Objectives Shall be Pursued:

1. Harmonization of requirements referring to safety and health protection, in order to achieve a high level of security.

2. Guarantee free circulation of machines on the EU market.

Benefits of Functional Safety Services at a Glance

Our TUV Rheinland functional safety service assure:

  • Compliance of your machines to international safety and quality standards.
  • Better international market presence and access to your products.
  • Independent testing and certification.
  • Exclusive one-stop, state-of-the-art service.

Please contact us to learn more how our functional safety services for machinery can benefit your company.

Our Range of Functional Safety Services for Machinery

  • Moderation and support regarding risk evaluation according to EN ISO 14121-1.
  • Technical assistance in setting up and authoring safety concepts to reduce risk potentials.
  • Validation of single safety functions according to EN ISO 13849-2 and EN 62061.
  • Safety-related assessment of safety systems according to EN ISO 13849-1 and EN 62062
    1. Test of documentation of the protection device(s) and the configuration as well as the safety functions.
    2. Calculation of the probability safety function failure ("SIL, PL-calculation")
    3. Test of safety-related application software (SRASW).
  • Certification of safety functions, safety-related systems.
  • Support regarding application and understanding of standards.
  • Training "Functional Safety of Machinery".
  • Certification of Functional Safety Management System.
  • Extensive quality control acc. to the Machinery Directive for manufacturers of safety-related products.

Legal Basis of Our Functional Safety Services

Several harmonized standards are available which give support to fulfill the requirements of the Machinery Directive.

The requirements and possibilities of functional safety applications are described in the harmonized standards EN ISO 13849-1/-2 and EN 62061.

  • EN ISO 13849-1/-2 are based on EN 954-1/ISO 13849-2. EN ISO 13849-1 defines performance level (PL a to PL e) to classify the safety-related availability.
  • EN 62061 is the tailored implementation of IEC/EN 61508 referring to the requirements of machinery and classification of the safety-related availability in safety integrity levels (SIL 1 to SIL 3).

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