Unit 5.2: Machine Safety, Industrial Security and Implants

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

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) and with evaluating it under the aspects of functional, electrical and IT safety.

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

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

Security

The foci of activities concerning the topic of "security" are:

  • Development of test specifications and work on standards committees
  • Research and consulting concerning functional safety and security in combination

More information

Contact

Christian Werner, M.Sc.

Division 5: Accident Prevention: Digitalisation - Technologies

Tel: +49 30 13001-3520
Fax: +49 30 13001-38001