In the past, many workers in the industrial sector viewed functional safety and risk assessments as just added costs to a project. Risk assessments can be time consuming. The safety design process can be iterative and slow. Safety hardware can add cost. Validation and verification processes take time and may delay qualification.
These can all be true, but change is happening. It's being driven primarily by a need to provide safe systems, but it’s also due to the availability of functional safety hardware and the tools for designing and integrating these systems. In this eHandbook, you'll learn:
- How to perform a safety risk assessment
- How advances in hardware and tools are evolving to meet machine safety challenges