The demand for functionally safe products for factory and manufacturing automation is growing continuously. As a result, the requirements for component manufacturers are also increasing. The standards to be complied with, such as IEC 61508, IEC 62061, IEC 61511 and ISO 13849 or EN 61800-5-2, are particularly challenging for newcomers. The standards influence the technical requirements of the product as well as the development process and the quality management system of the company. The standards therefore result in comprehensive measures for the avoidance of systematic errors, which are applied in the various phases of the product life cycle.
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