Operating a machine axis may be a great hazard for humans, especially for work done in the machine area. In such cases, the different axis of the machine must be controlled in a safe way assuring that a non-controlled movement of the machine axis cannot occur.
For such safety applications, FAGOR AUTOMATION is committed to the requests of our customers and partners, especially in regards to making applications safer.
Now, our encoders G3-FS, S3-FS, and SV3-FS fulfil the functional safety standards for machinery EN ISO 13849-1:2015 and EN 61800-5-2:2016. These families of encoders also achieve the standards for relevant electronic equipment on functional safety IEC 61508:2010 as well as the newest standards IEC 61800-5-3:2021, specific for encoders. According to these standards FAGOR safety encoders can be operated as single-encoder systems for SIL 2 or Performance Level d applications. FAGOR has been audited and certified by TÜV SÜD during all the development process.