Ronald van Kempen SekètRonald van Kempen Sekèt (TÜV Rheinland certified PL/SIL, CE specialist, ATEX professional), HSE, is Safety Manager at ifm electronic. He supports end users, machine builders, insurers and legal services with practical advice & reports in the fields of occupational health & safety, functional machine safety and CE marking. He is a member of the standards committee CEN/TC148.
How to make a safety function block for a crane
Software: What's involved in creating your own safety function block? The advent of the Machine Product Regulation brings a clear signal of what software must comply with in a safety application. During the Safety Engineering Event, we will be happy to explain the steps that can be followed to certify a homemade safety function block so that the software is equivalent to a safety component.Consider crane construction, for example, where we often see the Rated Capacity Limiter being created in an Excel to put all the numbers together. How do you certify safety a function block? How is it reported and documented?