Why You Need to Spend More Cash on Yet Another Document Standards organizations publish documents in a fairly continuous stream, so for those of us tasked with staying current with a large number of standards (say, more than 10), the publication of another new standard or Technical Report isn’t news – it’s business as usual. The question…Read More
This article explores the requirements for safety related control systems meeting ISO 13849 – 1 Category 2 requirements. “Gotcha!” points in the definition are highlighted to help designers avoid this common pitfalls.Read More
IEC and ISO have published a new guide to help users select between ISO 13849 – 1 and IEC 62061. This new Technical Report will replace Table 1 in both standards.Read More
In this excellent article from Rockwell Automation’s The Journal, Mike Miller and Wayne Solberg explain how EN ISO 13849 – 1 and EN IEC 62061 mesh for machine builders.
Well worth the read in my opinion!
This article expands on the first in the series “Interlock Architectures – Pt. 1: What do those categories really mean?”. Learn about the basic circuit architectures that underlie all safety interlock systems under ISO 13849 – 1, and CSA Z432 and ANSI RIA R15.06.Read More
Update on EN ISO 13849 – 1 mandatory implementation date.Read More
At the recent PSES Symposium, I attended a couple of interesting workshops on EMC and Functional Safety. One was called “Workshop on EMC & Functional Safety” presented by Keith Armstrong, Bill Radasky and Jacques Delaballe. The other was a paper presentation called “Why Conventional EMC Testing is Insufficient for Functional Safety” presented by Keith Armstrong.
For readers who are new to the idea of Functional Safety, this field dealsRead More
What a great Symposium! Dr. June Andersen kicked it off with a great keynote, and the rest of the sessions were excellent!Read More