IEC 62046:2018 PRV 
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Safety of machinery - Application of protective equipment to detect the presence of persons


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It specifies requirements for the selection, positioning, configuration and commissioning of protective equipment to detect the presence of persons in order to protect those persons from dangerous part(s) of machinery in industrial applications. This technical specification covers the application of electro-sensitive protective equipment (ESPE) specified in IEC 61496 (all parts) and pressure sensitive mats and floors specified in ISO 13856-1. It takes into account the characteristics of the machinery, the protective equipment, the environment and human interaction by persons of 14 years and older. It constitutes a general technical revision of the second edition, and includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- additional annexes relating to muting and vision systems,
- muting requirements have been updated,
- blanking requirements have been updated,
- addition of IEC 61496 series Types and capping the Safety Integrity level according to IEC 62061 and performance levels according to ISO 13849-1,
- alignment to changes in IEC 61496 series.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2018-01-19
Available language(s)English
TC/SCTC 44 - Safety of machinery - Electrotechnical aspectsrss
ICS13.110 - Safety of machinery
Stability date  2020
File size5168 KB

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