Throughout its entire life cycle, safety must be considered - starting from initial concept, to risk assessment, design and engineering, operation and even to decommissioning. No harm, risk or hazard may be posed to neither man, machine nor the environment. Possible failures or faults by the machine which could lead to a hazard, must therefore be analyzed in detail. The aim is to determine measures eliminating hazards or reducing the risks by applying Functional Safety to the machine.
Thus, different requirements regarding technology, architecture and risk classification of a machine have to be considered. These requirements are defined in different standards. Internationally, different safety standards apply, which machine manufacturers must take into account if they want to place their machines on the market.
The internationally recognized standards EN ISO 13849 and IEC 62061 define the Functional Safety requirements for machinery resulting in Safety Integrity Level (SIL) or Performance Level (PL).
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Our Functional Safety services provide tangible benefits for our partners. You can rely on:
As a Notified Body for the Machinery Directive governing machinery and safety components, we offer a wide range of FS services, including:
Our Functional Safety services for machinery are based on the legal framework established by the harmonized standards EN ISO 13849-1/-2 and EN 62061.
Several harmonized standards are available which support the fulfillment of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EG requirements.
The reliability of our Functional Safety testing and assessments is backed by DAkkS accreditation (DAkkS certificate D-ZE-11052-02-00), reinforcing our reputation as a trusted partner with access to state-of-the-art technology. And when your products earn certification or complete successful testing, they receive our test mark, which, like our brand, is a global symbol of transparency and consumer safety. The test mark with its associated ID number can be searched online for a detailed service description and report and to track which testing and certification services have been performed.
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