BS EN 61496-1:2004+A1:2008 - Safety of machinery. Electro-sensitive protective equipment. General requirements and tests – BSI British Standards

BS EN 61496-1:2004+A1:2008

Safety of machinery. Electro-sensitive protective equipment. General requirements and tests

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : June 2004 Replaced By : BS EN 61496-1:2013

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BS EN 61496-1:2004+A1:2008 Safety of machinery. Electro-sensitive protective equipment. General requirements and tests

BS EN 61496-1 specifies general requirements for the design, construction and testing of non-contact electro-sensitive protective equipment (ESPE) designed specifically to detect persons as part of a safety related system. Special attention is directed to functional and design requirements that ensure an appropriate safety-related performance is achieved. An

ESPE may include optional safety-related functions, the requirements for which are given in Annex A.

The particular requirements for specific types of sensing function are given in other parts of this standard.

BS EN 61496-1 does not specify the dimensions or configuration of the detection zone and its disposition in relation to hazards in any particular application, nor what constitutes a hazardous state of any machine. It is restricted to the functioning of the ESPE and how it interfaces with the machine.

BS EN 61496-1 may be relevant to applications other than those for the protection of persons, for example for the protection of machinery or products from mechanical damage. In those applications, different requirements can be necessary, for example when the materials that have to be recognized by the sensing function have different properties from those of persons.

BS EN 61496-1 does not deal with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) emission requirements.

Contents of BS EN 61496-1:

1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Functional, design and environmental requirements
4.1 Functional requirements
4.2 Design requirements
4.3 Environmental requirements
5 Testing
5.1 General
5.2 Functional tests
5.3 Performance testing under fault conditions
5.4 Environmental tests
5.5 Validation of programmable or complex integrated circuits
6 Marking for identification and for safe use
6.1 General
6.2 ESPE supplied from a dedicated power supply
6.3 ESPE supplied from an internal electrical power source
6.4 Adjustment
6.5 Enclosures
6.6 Control devices
6.7 Terminal markings
6.8 Marking durability
7 Accompanying documents
Annex A (normative) Optional functions of the ESPE
Annex B (normative) Catalogue of single faults affecting the electrical equipment of the ESPE, to be applied as specified in 5.3
Annex C (informative) deleted
Annex ZA (normative) Normative References to international publications with their corresponding European publications


Standard NumberBS EN 61496-1:2004+A1:2008
TitleSafety of machinery. Electro-sensitive protective equipment. General requirements and tests
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date01 June 2004
Withdrawn Date31 December 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60050-191:1990, IEC 60068-2-6:1995, IEC 60068-2-6:1995/Corrigendum:1995, IEC 60068-2-29:1987, IEC 60068-2-29:1987/Corrigendum:1987, IEC 60204-1:1997, IEC 60249-2, IEC 60439-1:1999, IEC 60445:1999, IEC 60447:1993, IEC 60529:2001, IEC 60529:2001/AMD 1:1999, IEC 60664-1:1992, IEC 60947-5-1:1997, IEC 60950, IEC 61000-4-2:1995, IEC 61000-4-3:2002, IEC 61000-4-4:1995, IEC 61000-4-5:2001, IEC 61000-4-5:2001/AMD 1:2000, IEC 61000-4-6:2001, IEC 61000-4-6:1996, IEC 61000-4-6:1996/AMD 1:2000, IEC 61000-6-2:1999, IEC 61131-2:1992, IEC 61508, IEC 62061, ISO 9001:2000, ISO/TR 12100-1:1992, ISO/TR 12100-2:1992, ISO 13849-1:1999, EN 60068-2-6:1995, EN 60068-2-29:1993, EN 60204-1:1997, EN 60249-2, EN 60439-1:1999, EN 60445:2000, EN 60447:1993, EN 60529:1991, EN 60529:1991/Corrigendum:1993, EN 60529:1991/AMD 1:2000, EN 60664-1:2003, EN 60947-5-1:1997, EN 60950, EN 61000-4-2:1995, EN 61000-4-3:2002, EN 61000-4-4:1995, EN 61000-4-5:1995, EN 61000-4-5:1995/AMD 1:2001, EN 61000-4-6:1996, EN 61000-4-6:1996/AMD 1:2001, EN 61000-6-2:2001, EN 61131-2:1994, EN 61508, EN 62061:2005, EN
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60812:1985, IEC 61025:1990, ISO 9000-3:1997, IEC/TS 62046, EN ISO 9000-3:1987, 2006/42/EC, HD 485 S1:1987, HD 617 S1:1992, ISO 9001:1994
Replaced ByBS EN 61496-1:2013
ReplacesBS EN 61496-1:1998, IEC 61496-1:1997
International RelationshipsEN 61496-1:2004
Amended ByAmendment, September 2009. Amends and replaces BS EN 61496-1:2004. Corrigendum, May 2010.
Draft Superseded By05/30130226 DC
DescriptorsEquipment safety, Safety devices, Control systems, Control equipment, Control devices, Electrical protection equipment, Occupational safety, Safety measures, Electrical equipment, Optoelectronic devices, Interlocks, Design, Performance, Integrated circuits, Computer software, Instructions for use, Verification, Inspection, Marking, Environment (working), Performance testing, Type testing, Environmental testing, Compatibility, Voltage, Transient voltages, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electrostatics, Radiofrequencies, Noise (spurious signals), Electrical faults, Testing conditions, Electric enclosures, Electrical components
Title in FrenchSécurité des machines. Equipements de protection électro-sensibles. Prescriptions générales et essais
Title in GermanSicherheit von Maschinen. Berührungslos wirkende Schutzeinrichtungen. Allgemeine Anforderungen und Prüfungen
ISBN978 0 580 70977 7
File Size1.423 MB

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