FS PRODUCTS » Certificates
Depending on the kind of product, the intended application and the relevant European Directive the following Certificates are issued by the responsible certification body:
Each certificate is issued optionally with the following TÜV Rheinland Test Mark:
The test mark contains in the right hand area keywords. They describe product characteristics, which are certified as the result of the examination. The following keywords are provided individually or in combination:
Electric and electronic products carrying the test mark with the keyword "Product Safety" fulfil the requirements of the relevant product standards and correspond to the manufacturer's product specification. Within the type-examination of these products at least the following items were scope of testing:
Details about the scope of testing, applied standards and test results can be taken from the certificate and the test report, which was the basis for the certification of the product.
Test marks with the keyword "Functional Safety" are granted to electric/electronic/programmable electronic and electro-mechanical products, which are intended for the use in safety-related applications. For these products it has been shown by a type-examination that they are sufficiently safe and reliable in accordance with a defined safety level (SIL, PL etc.) and suitable to be used in safety functions to ensure protection of individuals, the environment and goods of value.
All relevant aspects for Functional Safety (FS) have been considered and the compliance with these is confirmed:
Details regarding the applied standards, scope of testing and test results as well as the prerequisites for the use of the product in safety-related functions can be taken from the certificate and the test report, which was the basis for the certification of the product.
Products carrying the test mark with the keyword "SIL/PL Capability" fulfil all requirements of the relevant product standards and are suitable to be used in safety-related functions up to the defined safety level (SIL/PL Capability) considering the determined prerequisites and specific conditions.
This keyword is applied for low complexity products only (Type A) as well as for sensors and actuators, at which no programmable electronic or Software is involved in the execution of the safety function.
The following criteria have been assessed:
Details regarding the applied standards, scope of testing and test results as well as prerequisites for the use of the product in safety related functions can be taken from the certificate and the test report, which was the basis for the certification of the product.
Test marks with the keyword "Security" are granted to products, which have been assessed to provide sufficient protection against manipulation and interference in accordance to the defined security level (SL) of the relevant standards (IEC 62443-x-x, EDSA-x, ...) during the development, delivery and for the integration phase of products.
Older test marks, which still can be found on certificates, are gradually replaced by the above:
old (replaced since 2013):
This collection of certified products intended for the use in safety-related applications serves many machine builders and system integrators for the selection of suitable components for the design of safety functions. If you want your safety product be listed in this certificate database please contact us.
Prerequisite and basis for the certification of a Functional Safety Product is an intensive examination of this product by an independent accredited testing laboratory.
Read more about the procedures and the content of the product testing and certification by the BA Automation – Functional Safety.