2020/01/28
ID: 2589

Guideline for functional safety

Achieving safety targets with the new brochure from Festo

For all the latest information on safety issues in factory and process automation, look no further than the brochure "Guideline for functional safety” from Festo. The 140-page document explains how production and design engineers can best realise safe machines in factory automation or safe systems in process industries, and how they can successfully implement safety requirements.

Machines have to be designed in a way that protects people, animals, property and the environment from harm. The objective is to prevent damage of any type. Using safety-related pneumatic and electric components from Festo provides you with the security that safety measures are implemented in line with the EC Machinery Directive.

The "Guidelines for machine and system safety" brochure covers the core questions about safety-related pneumatics and electrical engineering. It provides answers to questions such as
• Why use safety-related pneumatic and electric components at all?
• How can I identify the risk posed by a machine or interlinked machine to the operator or
   user?
• Which directives and standards apply?
• Which protective measure are based on these?
• What are the most common protective measures?

Festo is a global player and an independent family-owned company with headquarters in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. Festo has set standards in industrial automation technology and technical education ever since its establishment, thereby making a contribution to sustainable development of the environment, the economy and society. The company supplies pneumatic and electrical automation technology to 300,000 customers of factory and process automation in over 35 industries. Digitalization, AI and the LifeTech sector with medical technology and laboratory automation are becoming increasingly important. The products and services are available in 176 countries. With about 20,600 employees in over 250 branch offices in around 60 countries worldwide, Festo achieved a turnover of around €3.65 billion in 2023. Each year around 7% of this turnover is invested in research and development. In this learning company, 1.5 % of turnover is invested in basic and further training. Festo Didactic SE is a leading provider of technical education and training and offers its customers worldwide comprehensive digital and physical learning solutions in the industrial environment.

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Safety guideline
On the safe side – with Festo’s free of charge brochure “Guideline for functional safety”.

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