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БДС EN 61496-2:2013

Safety of machinery - Electro-sensitive protective equipment - Part 2: Particular requirements for equipment using active opto-electronic protective devices (AOPDs)

Jan 21, 2014

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60.60     Jan 21, 2014

August 2023



European Standard

13.110     29.260.99     13.11  


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IEC 61496-2:2013 specifies requirements for the design, construction and testing of electro-sensitive protective equipment (ESPE) designed specifically to detect persons as part of a safety-related system, employing active opto-electronic protective devices (AOPDs) for the sensing function. Special attention is directed to features which ensure that an appropriate safety-related performance is achieved. An ESPE may include optional safety-related functions, the requirements for which are given in Annex A of IEC 61946-1:2012 and of this part. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2006. It constitutes a technical revision and includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - Requirements have been corrected and made easier to understand. - Test procedures have been revised to make them easier to perform and to improve repeatability. - Guidance is provided for the evaluation and verification of AOPDs using design techniques for which the test procedures of this part are not sufficient.

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СД CLC/TS 61496-2:2010


БДС EN 61496-2:2013
60.60 Standard published
Jan 21, 2014


БДС EN IEC 61496-2:2020

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