Machine & Operator Safety
SM-Safety option module
December 14, 2009 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Control Techniques’ SM-Safety option module provides an intelligent, programmable solution to meet IEC61800-5-2 functional safety standard. It fits within the drive helping to reduce cabling and requires no cabinet space or external power supply.
Until now, the company says, the integrity required to meet safety requirements has limited the functionality of many machines. Usually simple logic is applied, such as, if a guard is open, the machine stops. When combined with robust processes to quantify risk, Control Techniques SM-Safety module can free designers to create new and innovative solutions. Machines can intelligently interact with people while increasing human protection and safety resulting in enhanced machine productivity.