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AIS Functional Safety Design Capabilities Greatly Improve Vehicle Control and Monitoring System Safety in Automotive, Agricultural and Forestry Machinery Applications

American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), the leading designer and manufacturer of HMIs, operator interface terminals and control and monitoring systems, announces their functional safety design capabilities for automotive, agriculture and forestry machinery and equipment. As part of a suite of comprehensive engineering tools for HMI terminal and display design, simulation, manufacturing and testing, AIS offers an extensive range of design for manufacturability capabilities (also referred to as Design for Manufacturing (DFM)). “Design for Manufacturability” for HMI and display products is the process of creating a solution that facilitates AIS’s design, engineering, development and production stages in order to reduce overall costs and increase product availability for their customers.

Automotive Human Machine Interface (HMI) Displays, Road Vehicle Control and Monitoring Systems (Phot ...

Automotive Human Machine Interface (HMI) Displays, Road Vehicle Control and Monitoring Systems (Photo: Business Wire)

AIS’s design for manufacturability in-house capabilities include a broad range of services including: electrical, software, mechanical, health, functional safety and environment design capabilities. AIS product designs, engineering and manufacturing services meet several necessary quality and safety specifications, standards and codes required for automotive, agriculture and forestry industries. These ratings, approvals and standards that AIS meets include: automotive, military, marine, ISO, IEC, UL, CE, MIL, DNV, ATEX, SAE and/or custom application requirements dictated by their customers.

AIS Integrates Functional Safety Design Practices from Concept Through all Development Stages

Systems comprised of multiple electrical, electronic components sub-systems often require unique and advanced safety features and capabilities. Functional safety is defined as part of the overall safety of a system or piece of equipment that depends on the system or equipment operating correctly regardless of likely operator errors, hardware failures and/or environmental changes. AIS makes functional safety engineering a standard and integral part of their embedded system and HMI display engineering, design and manufacturing process. Their industrial computing solutions, monitors and HMIs are utilized in a wide variety of applications to perform critical safety functions. Fundamental in enabling complex technology used for safety related systems, AIS functional safety design engineering assures customers that safety-related systems will reduce risks to an acceptable level and achieve desired safety requirements, while still performing and meeting key productivity metrics.

AIS HMI Safety Product Designs Comply with ISO 26262 for Automotive System Applications

Released in November 2011, ISO 26262 provides a common standard in measuring how safe an automotive system will be in service or operations. ISO 26262 is the adaptation of IEC 61508 to comply with needs specific to electrical and electronic systems within road vehicles. AIS designs, engineers and manufactures solutions with functional safety features meeting ISO 26262. Their process is an integral part of each product development phase, ranging from specification, design, implementation, integration, verification, validation to production release.

Providing comprehensive guidance on automotive safety lifecycle activities, the standard specifies following its requirements during the concept stage, functional safety management, product development (hardware and software), production, operation, service and decommissioning, supporting processes, Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) and more.

AIS Meets ISO 25119 Safety Standards for Tractors and Other Agricultural & Forestry Equipment

The Agricultural industry is one of the most hazardous, with tractor accidents responsible for 32% of fatalities each year (50% caused by tractor overturns). Therefore, machinery and equipment for agricultural and forestry applications have very unique and demanding safety requirements that AIS is able to achieve with their functional safety design and design for manufacturability services for custom HMI subsystems. AIS invests significant capital and resources to safety engineering and compliance and is fully dedicated to developing HMI and visualization equipment to help improve functional safety in the automotive, agriculture and forestry industry. AIS adheres to and meets these specific ISO safety standards for tractor and machinery safety:

  • ISO 25119-1: Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry -- Safety-related parts of control systems -- General principles for design and development
  • ISO 25119-2: Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry -- Safety-related parts of control systems -- Concept phase
  • ISO 25119-3: Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry -- Safety-related parts of control systems -- Series development, hardware and software
  • ISO 25119-4: Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry -- Safety-related parts of control systems -- Production, operation, modification and supporting processes

AIS Adheres to ISO/TS 15998 Functional Safety Standards for Earth-Moving Machinery & MCS Designs

The ISO/TS 15998-1 standard is for earth moving machinery for performance criteria and tests, and for functional safety, while ISO/TS 15998-2 is for Machine Control Systems (MCS) using electronic components. AIS custom HMI subsystems and visualization solutions meet both standards/codes - performance criteria and tests for functional safety and MCS for electronic components.

Electronic MCS are those control systems that directly affect machine motion, i.e. propulsion (powered motion), braking, steering, attachments and working tool control systems. ISO 15998 is applicable to the mechanical failures of switches, sensors and other electronic devices.

AIS’s HMI, control and monitoring solutions incorporate functional safety requirements as specified by both ISO 15998-1 and 15998-2. Their solutions are specifically engineered for heavy duty vehicles ranging from trucks, construction equipment, engineering equipment and heavy hydraulic systems. Heavy duty vehicles, machinery and engineering equipment are designed for executing construction tasks involving earth moving operations. They typically are comprised of five equipment systems for these applications including: Implement, traction, structure, power train, control and information.

AIS Offers Custom Control & Monitoring Solutions for Automotive, Agriculture and Forestry Machinery & Vehicles

AIS engineers, designs and manufactures custom HMI subsystems integrating functional safety features critical for road vehicles, railway, tractors and earth-moving machine control systems. They also offer a wide selection of industrial computing solutions, including panel PCs, touch panels, computer displays and operator interface terminals in different configurations and screen sizes for various industrial, military and marine applications as well.

About AIS

Headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) offers in-house electronic and mechanical design, software development, manufacturing, production and quality control services. Offering one of the widest ranges of industrial computing solutions, AIS solutions are available in a multitude of configurations for industrial, oil & gas, military and marine applications. The company is fully committed to empowering, improving and delivering turnkey HMI, monitoring and display solutions for OEM, ODM and end-user customers. AIS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of rugged computers and displays, and received completion of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). For more information, visit: www.aispro.com, email: [email protected] or contact: 1-888-485-6688.

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