BS EN 61496-1:2013 - Safety of machinery. Electro-sensitive protective equipment. General requirements and tests

BS EN 61496-1:2013

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

Status : Withdrawn   Published : December 2013 Replaced By : BS EN IEC 61496-1:2020

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This part of IEC 61496 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.

This standard 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.

While a data interface can be used to control optional safety-related ESPE functions ( Annex A), this standard does not provide specific requirements. Requirements for these safety-related functions can be determined by consulting other standards (for example, IEC 61508, IEC/TS 62046, IEC 62061, and ISO13849‑1).

This standard 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.

This standard does not deal with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) emission requirements.

Standard NumberBS EN 61496-1:2013
TitleSafety of machinery. Electro-sensitive protective equipment. General requirements and tests
Publication Date31 December 2013
Withdrawn Date30 September 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60947-1:2007/A1:2010, EN 61000-6-2, ISO 12100:2010, EN ISO 13849-1, IEC 60447, IEC 61000-4-3, ISO 13849-2:2003, EN 60445, CLC/TS 62046, EN 61131-2:2007, EN 61000-4-4:2004, IEC 60068-2-6, IEC 61131-2:2007, EN 61508, EN 61000-4-5:2006, IEC 61000-4-2, EN ISO 13849-2:2008, IEC 62061, IEC 60947-1:2007, EN 61000-4-2, IEC 60204-1:2009, EN 60947-1:2007, EN 60947-1:2007/A1:2011, IEC 61000-4-5:2005, IEC 61000-6-2, EN 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-27, EN 60204-1:2006, EN 60068-2-6, ISO 13849-1, EN 60204-1:2006/Corrigendum 1:2010, EN 61000-4-6, IEC 60204-1:2005, EN ISO 12100:2010, EN ISO 9001, IEC 61508, IEC 61000-4-4:2004, IEC 60529, ISO 9001, IEC 61000-4-6, IEC 60445, IEC 60204-1:2005/A1:2008, EN 60204-1:2006/A1:2009, IEC/TS 62046, EN 61000-4-3, EN 62061, EN 60447
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60812, 2006/42/EC, EN 60812, EN 61025, ISO/IEC 90003:2004, IEC 61025
Replaced ByBS EN IEC 61496-1:2020
ReplacesDD CLC/TS 61496-2:2006, DD CLC/TS 61496-3:2008, BS EN 61496-1:2004+A1:2008, BS EN 61496-3:2001, IEC 61496-3:2001
International RelationshipsIEC 61496-1:2012/COR1:2015
Amended ByCorrigendum, June 2015
DescriptorsInterlocks, Design, Electrical protection equipment, Control equipment, Noise (spurious signals), Voltage, Instructions for use, Performance testing, Inspection, Type testing, Computer software, Electrical components, Electric enclosures, Radiofrequencies, Performance, Electromagnetic radiation, Transient voltages, Safety devices, Integrated circuits, Verification, Marking, Occupational safety, Equipment safety, Electrostatics, Environmental testing, Environment (working), Electrical equipment, Control devices, Optoelectronic devices, Testing conditions, Compatibility, Control systems, Electrical faults, Safety measures, Electromagnetic fields
Title in FrenchSécurité des machines. Equipements de protection électro-sensibles. Prescriptions générales et e
Title in GermanSicherheit von Maschinen. Berührungslos wirkende Schutzeinrichtungen. Allgemeine Anforderungen und Prüfungen
ISBN978 0 580 90360 1
File Size1.517 MB

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