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Equipment and machinery used in the manufacturing process is becoming increasingly complex through innovative applications of technology and software. Producers of these modern products must adhere to international functional safety requirements, such as the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC of Europe and U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, to gain access to customers in the global marketplace.
Our functional safety certifications are consolidated with fire and shock testing to uniquely provide customers with a single-source service that can help maximize financial and time-to-market efficiencies.
We expertly assess the Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) or Performance Levels (PL) of equipment and systems against a variety of functional safety standards, including but not limited to IEC61508, ISO26262 (Automotive) and ISO13849 (Machinery).
UL’s functional safety certification services, and our proven history of safety science expertise and engineering, enable us to help manufacturers meet the needs of international regulations while attracting a competitive marketing advantage through use of the UL Mark.
Backed by our independent, third-party assessment and as an accredited Notified Body (NB) for the (EU) Machinery Directive, UL’s Marks are well-recognized global symbols of safety excellence. It can help build trust and confidence in the safety of a product, while also providing a point of differentiation against competitors.