IEC TR 62513:2008 

Safety of machinery - Guidelines for the use of communication systems in safety-related applications


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It addresses the application of closed serial digital communications systems (often termed fieldbuses) used for transmission of safety-related data in the realisation of safety functions at machinery. It offers guidance on the issues that need to be considered during the specification, system design, installation, commissioning, modification and maintenance of such applications. It assumes that the SRECS safety requirements specification (SRS) has been developed and the design of the SRECS (Safety-Related Electrical Control Systems) is intended to include a safety-related communication system. This Technical Report is intended to be used in conjunction with IEC 62061.

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Publication typeTechnical Report
Publication date2008-02-27
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 44 - Safety of machinery - Electrotechnical aspectsrss
ICS13.110 - Safety of machinery
29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
35.100.05 - Multilayer applications
Stability date  2023
File size1164 KB

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