Functional Safety

The safety functions of process and machines

GT Engineering is member of the Technical Committees of the following Standards: IEC 61508 series, IEC 61511-1, IEC 62061 and ISO 13849-1. We support Machinery Manufacturers in the definition of the reliability level of their Safety Instrumented Functions (Process) or Safety Control Systems (Machinery). We can advise during the choice of the most suitable components and in the calculation of the SIL or PL level achieved. We organise training on all the aspects of Functional Safety and we are lecturers on Functional Safety at Brescia University and at the Milan Polytechnic (School of industrial and Information Engineering).
Safety Contactors and their usage
THE DOUBT: What is a safety contactor and is their usage compulsory in a Safety related control circuit? CONSIDERATION 1: There are 2 main types of contac...
Reliability data for components used in Safety Systems
THE DOUBT: What are the main reliability data for components used in Safety Applications? When you deal with components used in Safety Critical Systems yo...
Well-tried components
THE DOUBT Why are well-tried components important in Machinery Safety?   CONSIDERATIONS The concept is defined in both ISO 13849-1 and IEC 62061. Those...
IEC 62061: The new edition 2021
The second edition of IEC 62061 was published on the 22nd of March 2021. The work for the new edition started in early 2016. Some years before, a working group...
Is manual reset a safety function?
THE DOUBT: Should the Reset button in a machinery be handled by a safety module, or can it be one of several inputs to the Automation PLC? The question can be ...

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