Control Systems and Machine Safety Design Standard

Date: 1/13/2014

Control System Design Principles and Standards According to ISO/EN 13849

Safety-Related Machinery Control and HMI Systems with ISO 13849 and IEC 62061

ISO/EN 13849 Standard

ISO EN 13849 Control Systems and Machine Safety Design StandardThe standard applies to a safety-related system and also be applied to the component parts of the system. The standard addresses system integrators, machine builders, control panel builders, as well as component manufacturers and suppliers. This standard provides requirements for the design and integration of safety-related parts of control systems, including some software aspects. It can be adapted to suit both advanced and entry levels of functional safety competence. It can be tailored to the specific needs of a specific audience which determines the length of the course.  

Machinery Control Systems Design In Accordance With ISO 13849

  • Functional Safety Standards For Road Vehicle, Railway Applications, Tractors And Machinery, Earth-Moving MachineryRisk reduction and required Performance Level
  • Determination of required Performance Level
  • Parameters of Performance Level
  • MTTF: Mean Time To dangerous Failure, DC: Diagnostic Coverage
  • Category, CCF: Measures to avoid Common Cause Failures
  • Failures to be considered and fault exclusion
  • How to perform FMEDA
  • Evaluation of Performance Level
  • Software Safety Requirements
  • Combination of SRP/CS to achieve PL

Machinery Control Systems Design In Accordance With IEC 62061

  • SIL assignment
  • Specification of requirements for SRCFs
  • Functional decomposition
  • Determination of the safety performance of the subsystem
  • Estimation of PFHD of subsystems
  • Contribution of common cause failure (CCF)

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Key Machine Safety Design Standards

Increasingly, large multinational enterprises are requiring a single machine design that can be shipped to any of their facilities. Designing machines to meet the EU Machinery Directive is the most practical way to meet this requirement; using EN ISO 13849-1 to demonstrate compliance with the directive is the easiest way to verify the design of the safety system.


HMI Safety Products Meet Standards and Performance

Intelligent Embedded Video and Vision Systems Engineering and ServicesAIS promotes standardization of material, facilities, and engineering practices for the purpose of improving Marine, Military, Oil and Gas, Railway, Machinery, Heavy-Duty and Specialty Vehicles safety standards, regulations, operational readiness, reduce total cost of ownership and acquisition cycle time. Industry standards state requirements in performance terms in order to make maximum use of technologies, products, and practices. AIS engineers manage design tools and methods; deliver intelligence, techniques and data; to drive innovation, collaboration and efficiency in product design. Learn More >