With the large number of control devices in today’s applications, the functional safety of electronic systems plays a significant role. Functional safety means freedom from an unacceptable risk that can arise from hazards – caused by malfunctions of electrical or electronic systems. For many industries, guidelines and safety standards exist that contain specifications regarding the individual processes and the technical realization of functional safety.
A key standard to which we are certified is ISO 26262 for road vehicles, which was published in November 2011 as an industry-specific standard for functional safety based on the generic safety standard IEC 61508. However, we also work and develop according to the following guidelines and standards:
- ISO 13849 Safety of machinery – Safety-related parts of control systems
- ISO 26262 Road vehicles – Functional safety
- DIN EN 50126 Railway applications – Specification and verification of reliability, availability, maintainability, safety
- DIN EN 50128 Railway applications – Telecommunication, signalling and data processing systems – Software for railroad control and monitoring systems
- DIN EN 50155 Railway applications – Electronic equipment on railroad vehicles
- IEC 60730 Automatic electrical controls for household and similar use
- IEC 61508 Functional safety of safety-related electrical/electronic/programmable electronic systems
- IEC 61784-3-3 Industrial communication networks – Profiles – Part 3: Functionally safe transmission in fieldbuses – General rules and specifications for profiles
- IEC 62061 Safety of machinery – Functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems
As a service provider for functionally safe devices in battery, control and regulation technology, we know from our own developments the particularities of implementing the standards and help our customers to develop their products competitively and in accordance with the respective standard.