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IFA Matrix Method for development of safety related application software

  • Manufacturers of machinery are increasingly using application programming of safety controls in order to implement safety functions. The EN ISO 13849-1 and EN 62061 standards define requirements concerning the development of software employed for safety functions. The IFA began addressing the subject of safety-related application software many years ago. Between 2011 and 2013, Project FF-FP0319 concerning standardscompliant development and documentation of safetyrelated user software in machine construction was successfully completed at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in conjunction with numerous partner bodies from the machine construction sector and with funding from the DGUV. For this purpose, a procedure – the IFA matrix method – was developed, and evaluated and documented with reference to examples from industry, for implementation of the requirements concerning the development of software for machine safety functions. This paper provides insights into both the IFA matrix method and the new IFA report on the subject, and with information on what further tools are planned.

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Document Type:Conference Object
Author:Michael Huelke, Norbert Becker
Parent Title (English):8th International Conference Safety of Industrial Automated Systems (SIAS 2015). 18-20 November 2015, Königswinter, Germany. Proceedings
First Page:76
Last Page:79
Publisher:Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV)
Publication year:2015
Keyword:Safety of machinery; application software; cause and effect table; safety-related parts of control systems
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Elektrotechnik, Maschinenbau und Technikjournalismus
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
Entry in this database:2016/04/14