Controlling Software Certification for Heavy Machinery in High Risk Environments

In order to meet compliance with functional safety standards, Autec srl needed to demonstrate that its development processes and product characteristics met the requirements of the EN ISO 13849-1 and EN IEC 62061 standards.


Autec’s chose the VectorCAST Automated Test Platform for its advanced functionality and TÜV SÜD IEC 61508 certification. Autec software engineers use VectorCAST/C++ to automate unit and integration testing, VectorCAST/Cover for code coverage analysis, and VectorCAST/Manage for continuous integration and regression test management.


Headquartered in Caldogno Italy, Autec srl designs and manufactures certified industrial wireless control systems specifically for safety applications. The safety functions of Autec’s radio remote controls are tested and certified by TÜV SÜD-deutschland and comply with the strictest international standards. Autec systems are used in a wide range of machinery including industrial overhead cranes, truck mounted and construction cranes, elevating work platforms for the lifting of material and personnel, construction and maintenance machinery, factory automation, and machines and systems for logistics and manufacturing processes.

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