In accordance with the new Machinery Directive, when the drive is brought to a standstill, the operating status must be safely monitored and maintained. The motion monitoring safety functions - whether external or drive-integrated - must also be guaranteed. The term “safe” is understood in terms of functional safety from the relevant machinery safety standards EN 61508 and EN ISO 13849-1. Pilz can offer the right solution, depending on the application.
Why do we need safe motiong monitoring?
Safe motion monitoring can be implemented through speed monitoring and is used to protect operating and maintenance staff. As a result, potentially hazardous movements are safely detected and appropriate countermeasures can be initiated in time. Speed monitoring is also used for plant protection, to avoid mechanical damage from rapid movements or a continuous production process.
Pilz offers a variety of solutions for safe monitoring: