Series of articles: Product lifecycle management – but how!? (6)

Tuesday, 25. June 2019

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 6 should help in mastering the progress from normative requirements to practical application. The article defines the typical requirements for factory automation: SIL3, requirement rate High Demand.


 

System FMEA in a safety project

The development of functionally safe components poses additional challenges for the developer. Unlike standard product developments, this puts forth normative requirements, which further increases the complexity of product development. These include architectural requirements of IEC 61508-2.

Depending on the safety integrity level to be achieved, this standard sets concrete specifications as regards the hardware fault tolerance (HFT) and safe failure fraction (SFF) to be achieved. In addition to failsafe design principles, diagnostic measures of keys contribute to a high SFF.

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Article issued in SPS Magazine

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07/12/2019

Review: UK Functional Safety IEC / EN61508 Seminar, July 3, 2019, Birmingham

In industrial automation, systems and devices must comply with international Functional Safety standards. MESCO and NXP therefore informed about the basics of standards-compliant product development at the Arrow Electronics Workshop in Birmingham (IEC / EN 61508).

06/25/2019

Series of articles: Product lifecycle management – but how!? (6)

Part 6: System FMEA in a safety project
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 6 should help in mastering the progress from normative requirements to practical application.

06/17/2019

Review: sps ipc drives Italia, 28.– 30. Mai 2019, Parma

In Germany, SPS is the most important trade fair for automation. In Italy, this format has also gained enormous popularity. MESCO participated in the sps ipc drives Italia for the first time this year and met a highly interested audience - with its core topics Industrial Communication, Condition Monitoring and Functional Safety.