Practical solutions: Machine safety

Relationship between the type of electro-sensitive protective equipment and the Safety Integrity Level (SIL)/Performance Level (PL)
Electro-sensitive protective equipment (ESPE) for detecting human beings often takes the form of ...

Testing of the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of systems with integrated safety functions
In accordance with current standards, power drive systems, control systems and sensors with ...

Logic units to ensure safety functions
On 29 December 2009, application of the new Machinery Directive, 2006/42/EC, becomes mandatory. ...

Incentive for defeating protective devices

Performance Level Calculator (PLC) for safety related control systems
To easily determine the Performance Level (PL) of safety related control systems for machinery the ...

Testing of the electrical equipment of machines
IEC 60204-1 (2016) "Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - General requirements" ...

Protective measures on revolving doors
For the prevention of accidents on automatic revolving doors, the IFA, with the support of the ...

Safe drive controls with frequency inverters
Abstract Machine drives using closed-loop speed control are state of the art. As on drives ...

Safety of machine controls to EN ISO 13849
On complex machines in particular, the operator's safety is dependent upon the reliability of the ...

Software-Assistent SISTEMA: Safety Integrity Software Tool for the Evaluation of Machine Applications
The SISTEMA software utility provides developers and testers of safety-related machine controls ...

Tin whiskers on printed circuit boards
Safety components intended for use in the safety functions of machines frequently employ ...


Position of the IFA on identifiability and quality of monitoring:
Use of illumination to differentiate between active and inactive emergency stop devices (PDF, 63 kB)