Incremental encoders for functional safety generate information about position, angle, and revolution counts. When combined with a safe evaluation unit, this enables users to meet the safety function requirements set out in IEC61800-5-2. Safety encoders can be used in a variety of applications in factory and logistics automation.
Stationary machines are often equipped with mechanical solutions, such as doors or flaps, to separate the user from hazardous points. When working on machines in maintenance or setup mode, the safe speed monitor reduces the risk of injury and increases productivity. To achieve this, the machine speed is reduced and monitored for safety, enabling the operator to conduct manual work safely in the hazardous area.
The DFS60S Pro safety encoder provides information on the speed and rotational direction of the axis and enables the corresponding safety functions to be carried out.