Series of articles: Product lifecycle management – but how!? (1)

Thursday, 13. December 2018

With our product life cycle management publications, we would like to inform you about standards and regulations. Especially, we focus on SMEs to help them with functional safety issues.

Part 1 sheds light on the world of standards.


Standards of Functional Safety

Light in the jungle of standards

The topic of functional safety in industrial automation has grown in importance in recent years owing to the increased cooperation, or collaboration, between man and machine. Component manufacturers are therefore having to address the issue now more than ever before.

While large, highly process-driven companies may find it easier to adjust their processes to the strict requirements of IEC 61508, smaller, more customer- and solution-oriented manufacturers of sensors and actuators, with their lean and efficient processes, find their flexibility significantly impacted. This two-part technical article serves to provide assistance to SMEs who are dealing with functional safety for the first time, offering as a starting point a brief overview of the complex topic.

Read more (Part 1) »

Article issued in SPS Magazine

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