Unit 5.2: Machines and installations

Equipping and controlling machinery and plant equipment - drive controls - safety components

Employee working in front of a tooling machine

Set-up operation on a tooling machine
Source: Dr. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH

Unit 5.2, "Machines and installations", in Division 5 is concerned with equipping and controlling machinery and plant equipment (drive controls, safety components).

Drive controls

The focal points in the field of "drive controls" are:

  • Researching and advising on the integration of safety functions in electronic controls for AC motors
  • Devising test guidelines and cooperating in the relevant standard-setting bodies

Employee testing the equipment

Equipment testing on a machine
Source: IFA

Equipping and controlling machinery and plant equipment

The focal points in the field of "equipping and controlling machinery and plant equipment" are:

  • Investigating accidents on machines and plant
  • Devising test guidelines and cooperating in the relevant standard-setting bodies

Safety components

The focal points in the field of "safety components" are:

  • Testing/certifying and advising on electromechanical and electronic safety components, including position switches, interlocking devices, proximity switches, revolution speed monitoring devices, load-moment governors
  • Devising test guidelines and cooperating in the relevant standard-setting bodies

More information

Contact

Christian Werner, M.Sc.

Division 5: Accident prevention, Product safety

Tel: +49 2241 231-2653
Fax: +49 2241 231-2234