Transitioning to ISO 13849-1: Changes Required and Helpful Tools
This year a new European safety guideline for machinery obsoletes an old one. ISO 13849-1 corrects some deficiencies in EN 954-1 and addresses dramatic changes in technology the older standard was incapable of handling, in particular, determining the safety of programmable products. Additionally, ISO 13849-1 directs users to perform risk assessments to determine the possibility that injuries can occur. While EN ISO 13849 addresses many concerns, a lot of complex calculations are still involved in the safety system design to achieve compliance.