Integrating functional safety in machines

Switch off and work safely

Functional safety is an essential part of the design process for machines because it is key to protecting the well-being of the machine operator and to keeping production up and running. To ensure functional safety, the latest standards have to be applied, and design guidelines based on standardised circuits help to make implementation significantly easier.

For more than 10 years, DIN EN 60204-1 has ensured the safety of the electrical equipment of machines and systems. While the underlying IEC 60204-1 standard was already updated in 2016, the European version of the world’s most widely used machine safety standard has now also been published. This white paper provides an overview of the most important changes for machine builders and system integrators, especially with regard to switchgear technology.

 

Safety Manual

The Eaton Safety Manual provides an entry-level introduction to the extensive literature on safety technology. The manual contains an overview of the most important directives, standards and regulations that have to be taken into consideration in the framework of functional safety.

Implementing functionally safe circuits with the right products

Emergency-stop buttons for various applications
Emergency-stop buttons for various applications
RMQ Compact series emergency-stop button with cable and M12 plug
RMQ Compact series emergency-stop button with cable and M12 plug
Safety contactors with non-detachable auxiliary switch identified by yellow cover
Safety contactors with non-detachable auxiliary switch identified by yellow cover
Safety logic, safety relay, safety logic relay
Safety logic like safety relay and safety logic relay
Safety positioning switches and safe non-contact switches
Safety positioning switches and safe non-contact switches