The IEC 61508 standard defines the requirements for suppliers to follow during product development to ensure that their products have a high level of resistance to random hardware and “systematic” design failures. exida is an ANSI accredited certification agency which assesses and certifies that a product has been designed and developed in accordance with the standard. exida follows a rigorous process that verifies the Safety Integrity Level (SIL) of a product’s hardware and software design, as well as its manufacturing and quality control procedures.
With an exida certificate, manufacturers enjoy the benefit of having a device that demonstrates high design and manufacturing quality from a third party. It also results in reduced field failure rates and design flaws. exida certificate holders receive market recognition and support with placement on exida’s industry renown Safety Automation Equipment List (SAEL) and in their award winning exSILentia Safety Lifecycle Tool which results from your company standing out as a choice for end users.
With strong global acceptance and a growing base of technology, exida has become recognized as the global leader in functional safety certifications. In the overall market, exida has done more than all other major Certification Bodies combined*.
* Source: ARC Advisory Group, Nov. 2015
Here are just a few reasons why you should choose exida over other certification agencies.
exida provides a dedicated project managers to keep your project moving and ensure scheduled completion.
exida has more technical depth and experience than any other agency and provide the failure data their customers want.
exida provides market support via exSILentia, our end-user verification tool, and via the Safety Automation Equipment List, the world’s most popular reference for certified equipment.
exida goes beyond IEC 61508 requirements to provide a certification with more information and more value to end users.
exida staff has developed many of the analysis techniques used to show IEC 61508 compliance.
Through marketing support and sales training, exida strives to help the whole organization understand the importance of safety and cybersecurity certification.