Industrial Standards

Developers, manufacturers and users of machines must adhere to standards and guidelines. As a rule, this is the only way in which they can guarantee the safe condition and safe use of their components and systems.


Dealing with these standards is not easy, however since the standards have been devised for different areas of application. It is not uncommon for contradictions to arise making it difficult for users to find their way.


 In each case, both manufacturer and user have to supply a certificate of conformity confirming the adherence to the relevant standards.


Below are some examples of standards frequently used in safety technology:


IEC 61508

Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems

  • Comprehensive standard of safety technology
  • Organizational measures and technical principles


EN ISO 13849

Safte of machinery – Safety-related parts of control systems


EN 62061

Safety of machinery; Functional safety of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems


EN 50126, EN 50128, EN 50129

Series of standards for railway applications


IEC 61511

Functional safety – Safety-instrumented systems for the process industry sector

  • Installation of safety products and systems
  • Combination of components of different SIL classes
  • Applications for Plants


ISO 26262

Road vehicles – Functional safety


ISO 25119 / EN 16590

Tractors and machinery for agriculture and foresty


DO 178B / ED12B

Standard for software considerations in airborne systems and equipment


EN 60204

Safety of machinery – Electrical equipment of machines


EN 61496-1

Safety of machinery – Electro-sensivitive protective equipment


IEC 61784-3

Industrial communication networks – Functional safety field buses


IEC 62280, Parts 1 and 2

Railway applications – Safety-related communication in closed/open transmission


EN 50156

Electrical equipment for furnaces


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