Functional Safety

Functional Safety
 

During recent years, functional safety has been the megatrend which has permanently changed the way how control systems for mobile working machines are developed. The EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC set requirements which machine manufacturers must comply to with their products. Further, new revisions of C-type standards have been published to align application-specific requirements with the Machinery Directive and state-of-the-art technology.

High availability, scalability and comprehensive diagnostics of the working machine are essential objectives which can be achieved by using programmable electronics. Epec SC52 Safety Control Unit provides a solid foundation to implement software-based safety functions.

Moreover, the entire software ecosystem must support an OEM’s technical requirements and business objectives. Since development of safety-related software is expensive and time consuming, use of pre-certified software components can reduce the needed effort. By selecting functions from Epec safety libraries which have been developed according to the functional safety standards, considerable amount of the application can be created without writing a single line of new code. Further, the efficient toolchain support system configuration and development of application specific control logics.

In addition to product offering, Epec provides systems engineering services, functional safety consultancy and training. Our objective is to provide machine manufacturers with a complete solution to achieve the shortest time-to-market.