RTMSafety Now Certified for SIL 3

Friday, May 18, 2012 @ 12:05 PM gHale

Systems Engineering Consultants’ RTMSafety gained certification for functional safety compliance.

The certification, earned from exida, an accredited global certification company, ensures the middleware for robot automation meets the functional safety requirements for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 Systematic Capability per IEC 61508.

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“The software development process requirements in IEC 61508 are quite demanding,” said Mike Medoff, senior assessor at Sellersville, PA-based exida. “This helps ensure design quality. Systems Engineering Consultants (SEC) has done a good job meeting these requirements.”

RT Middleware (RTM) is a software platform that supports the construction of networked robotic components to create a robot system.

RTMSafety’s robot software platform is compliant with the IEC 61508 functional safety standard in order to provide functional safety for the robot system. RT system (RTS) is the robot, which combines multiple software modules containing robot functional components.

“SEC has been working with industry groups and robotics societies to promote component standardization, which we believe will eliminate cost issues that have prevented commercialization of robotics,” said Shintaro Sakurai, an executive director in the engineering division of Japan-based SEC.

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