Functional Safety

Helping the industry cost-effectively implement the requirements for Robot and Machine Safety Standards.

Robot and Machine Functional Safety

Robot proliferation is prevalent across all industries. Factories have embraced industrial robots for jobs that are either too dangerous or labor intensive for humans. Robots can work 24/7 without breaks. They have been widely deployed for welding, painting, assembly, pick and place, and packaging applications.

Mobile robots are being adopted extensively in warehousing applications that pick and deliver product based on demand. Many of these applications require that humans share the same workspace and work collaboratively with robots. This has created a new safety concern for businesses. 

Machines perform actions that can cause serious, even fatal, injuries if they are not properly safeguarded.

Autonomous vehicles are being developed and deployed at a brisk pace. Farming, mining, quarries, floor cleaning, lawnmowers, etc. are all examples of where autonomous robots are being used. 

Companies must assess the risk associated with these new technologies to ensure the safety of all personnel and to limit their liability.

exida has experience and is the top choice for: automatic cleaning machine safety, automatic guided vehicle safety, automation safety, autonomous mobile platforms safety, autonomous robots, autonomous vehicle safety, collaborative robot safety, cybersecurity in industrial robots, ground vehicle automation safety, IIOT security, machine safety, mobile robot safety, robot functional safety, robot machine safety, robot related incidents, robot reliability and safety, robot safety certification, robot safety training, robotics components safety, robotics systems safety, self-driving robot safety, and vulnerabilities in industrial robots.

 A good machine safeguarding program will ensure the safety of employees and the health of your company’s bottom line.

exida can effectively train your team to perform machine hazard and risk assessments to identify all possible hazards and estimate the risk for each hazard. Specifically, exida coaches you through the process of evaluating the risk, developing and implementing risk reduction options. exida can also educate your team in multiple approaches to SIL target selection. These are just some of the things exida does to ensure you are on the right path.

Services

exida engineers are the undisputed experts in applying automation to solve safety critical problems. Our services cover the full safety lifecycle, from initial risk assessments, to design, all the way to functional safety audits of newly completed and existing equipment. We have the ability to solve the complex issues and stand ready to assist when needed.

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exida is an ANSI accredited Certification Agency that can help your company achieve compliance effectively and efficiently.

Certification

ANSI/RIA 1506, ISO 13849, IEC 62061 are just a few of the global standards that impact the design and deployment of safe products. exida saves you time to market by wading through all the standards, ensuring compliance and offering certification. exida recognizes that for robot and machine safety, expertise in both safety and security is required to fully assess the inherent risk. exida is the choice of leading companies when it comes to implementing and achieving compliance to the global standards relating to the IEC 61508, IEC 62061 and ISO 13849 for safety of machinery and IEC 62443 for industrial control system cybersecurity as well as ANSI/RIA 1506. exida is an ANSI accredited Certification Agency that can help your company achieve compliance effectively and efficiently.

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exida will help you fully understand the standards and implement procedures in your organization to ensure that Functional Safety is maintained.

Robot and Machine Safety Training Courses

We offer a range of Functional Safety training courses for professionals in the robot and machine industry, from basic to advanced concepts.

Students benefit from exida's in-depth knowledge and expertise , enabling them to fully understand the standards znd implement procedures in their organizations to ensure that Functional Safety is maintained.

Machine Functional Safety Engineering - IEC 62061

IEC61508 is the foundation for many industries, including Machine Safety. Today, ISO13849 and IEC62061 are 2 main distinctive standards used as the building blocks. Machine safety is particularly relevant to professionals who are responsible for validating the safety of machines that use either simple lower risk/complexity systems or complex systems such as PLC’s for safety duties. New standards like the ones mentioned above are continually being developed, placing unfamiliar requirements on the task of assuring machine safety, especially when more complex equipment such as PLC’s are used. With technology changing, effective competency training of individuals who are responsible for specifying, designing, or otherwise applying technology to safety applications is increasing in demand. This course will walk the candidate through the machine safety lifecycle and will learn about Risk, how to reduce the Risk, how to determine SIL, and much more. The main goal of this course is to make not only the plant safer but also to ensure the safety of your staff and financial health of your organization.

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