Functional Safety in Industrial Automation

ndustrial AutomationAs technology advances and continues to improve, functional safety demands critical consideration across most industrial automation equipment and is now starting to become increasingly important in numerous other applications including service robotics, medical, and building automation in order to prevent adverse effects due to equipment failure in addition to preventing accidents. In this white paper, we will outline what functional safety is, why it is necessary, the structure of an actual system, address the challenges in development, and how Renesas’ functional safety solutions can alleviate those challenges.