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

BS EN IEC 62046:2018

Safety of machinery. Application of protective equipment to detect the presence of persons

Status : Current   Published : July 2018



IEC 62046:2018 specifies requirements for the selection, positioning, configuration and commissioning of protective equipment to detect the momentary or continued presence of persons in order to protect those persons from dangerous part(s) of machinery in industrial applications. This standard 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.

This document includes informative annexes to provide guidance on the application of protective equipment to detect the presence of persons. These annexes contain examples to illustrate the principles of this standard. These examples are not intended to be the only solutions to a given application and are not intended to restrict innovation or advancement of technology. The examples are provided only as representative solutions to illustrate some of the concepts of integration of protective equipment, and have been simplified for clarity, so they may be incomplete.

This first edition cancels and replaces IEC TS 62046, published in 2008. This edition constitutes a technical revision.

This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to IEC TS 62046:2008:

a) additional annexes relating to muting and vision systems,

b) muting requirements have been updated,

c) blanking requirements have been updated,

d) addition of IEC 61496 series Types and capping the Safety Integrity level according to IEC 62061 and performance levels according to ISO 13849-1,

e) alignment to changes in IEC 61496 series

Standard NumberBS EN IEC 62046:2018
TitleSafety of machinery. Application of protective equipment to detect the presence of persons
Publication Date13 July 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 12100:2010, EN ISO 12100:2010, ISO 13855:2010, ISO 13851:2002, EN ISO 13855:2010, IEC 62061, EN ISO 13849, ISO 13849, EN 62061
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN ISO 14119:2013, ISO 14119:2013, ISO 13856-1:2013, EN 61496-3, EN ISO 13857, IEC 61496-3, ISO 13856, IEC TR 62513, EN 60947-4-1, IEC TS 61496-4-2, IEC 60947-4-1, IEC 61496-2, EN 61496-1, IEC 60050, IEC TS 61496-4-3, IEC 61496-1, ISO 13854, EN ISO 13856, EN ISO 13854, ISO 13857, EN 1525, EN 61496-2, ISO 14120:2015, ISO 13856-3:2013, EN ISO 14118:2018, EN ISO 13856-3:2013, ISO 14118:2017, EN ISO 13856-2:2013, ISO 13856-2:2013, EN ISO 14120:2015, EN ISO 13856-1:2013
ReplacesDD CLC/TS 62046:2008
International RelationshipsEN IEC 62046:2018,IEC 62046:2018
Draft Superseded By12/30257838 DC14/30296658 DC17/30356573 DC
DescriptorsSafety devices, Mats, Probes, Equipment safety, Position, Machine guards, Pressure-sensitive materials, Safety measures, Detectors, Human body, Occupational safety, Optoelectronic devices, Control devices
Title in FrenchSécurité des machines. Application des équipements de protection à la détection de la présence de personnes
Title in GermanSicherheit von Maschinen. Anwendung von Schutzausrüstungen zur Anwesenheitserkennung von Personen
ISBN978 0 580 77685 4
File Size4.339 MB

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