Functional safety of control systems for Machinery.

Control systems for machinery are becoming ever more complex. Machinery is becoming ever more reliant on control systems for safety functions such as guard interlocks, speed and positional control, emergency stops and personnel detection. Our web page on safety related controls gives more details on the requirements for this type of product.

Conformance Ltd. have been assessing machinery control systems against the requirements of the regulations and standards for many years. In particular, we have a detailed understanding the main relevant standard covering this subject – EN ISO 13849-1: 2015 - and its application. We have developed templates and procedures to facilitate specification, evaluation, verification and validation of control system design.

We use the Sistema application to record evaluation and verification of hardware. We can also advise on software validation.

Verification and validation help manufacturers to ensure that their control system designs are compliant and the documentation is complete. It can also lead to more cost-effective designs.

Contact us for help with:

  • Risk assessment and specification of safety related control functions;
  • Verification and validation of existing and proposed designs;
  • Documentation and record keeping for safety related controls;
  • Formats and templates for recording risk assessments, PLa analysis, technical documentation, etc.;
  • Training in the principles of control system safety and the associated standards.

Upcoming Courses for CE Marking Machinery

Machinery Risk Assessment

6th June 2019 - Great Hucklow
19th June 2019 - Great Hucklow
18th September 2019 - Great Hucklow

£350.00 + VAT

CE marking machinery and industrial equipment

5th June 2019 - Great Hucklow
17th September 2019 - Great Hucklow
21st November 2019 - Great Hucklow

£350.00 + VAT

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Conformance Offices

Head Office

Great Hucklow
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 8RG
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1298 873800
Fax: +44 (0)1298 873801
E-mail: cemark[at]conformance.co.uk

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2 Lodge Cottages
Thurnham
Lancaster
LA2 0DT
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1298 873800

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