Safety functions

Eaton offers you a whole range of safety components with Safety Technology for risk reduction purposes. The appropriate safety function is applied to suit the field of application and the required level of protection.

In the following you will find the most commonly required safety functions with the standards to which they comply.

  Safety functions Standard
Emergency-stop circuits IEC 13850
Monitoring movable guards with guard door
monitoring without interlock/guard locking
EN 1088
Monitoring movable guards with guard door
monitoring with interlock/guard locking
EN 1088
Monitoring open hazardous area with light curtain EN 999
IEC 61496-1/2
Monitoring open hazardous area with light curtain with muting function EN 999
IEC 61496-1/2
Safe operation with two-hand control EN 574
Ensuring safe setting with operating mode selector switch IEC 60204-1
Zero speed monitoring IEC 60947-4-1
Overspeed monitoring IEC 60204-1
Preventing restarts IEC 60204-1
Monitoring of externally connected actuators via feedback circuits IEC 60204-1
Preventing unexpected startup EN 1037
Protection against electric shock EN ISO 12100-1/2

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