Safety is one of the most important aspects of automation
Automation is not just about increasing efficiency. It is also about safety engineering. When goods are moved in a controlled manner in production facilities and warehouses, significantly fewer injuries and less damage to goods, pallets and racks occur as a result. Preventing accidents is DS Automotion's top priority. That is why our vehicles are equipped with numerous safety components that contribute to accident-free transport of goods in your plant.
Safety components in our vehicles
The heart of the safety system is PLC-based safety controllers.
- Safety control for safe emergency stop of the AGV and its load handling attachments.
- Integration of safety laser scanners and encoders
- Safe integration of emergency stop buttons, emergency stop safety edges, limit switches, etc.
- Integration of safe communication and safe position via Data Matrix camera
The safety laser scanners arranged on the vehicle serve as a deactivating protective device to avoid dangerous collisions with people. By evaluating numerous warning and protective fields, the AGV can detect people and stop safely in case of danger.
The 3D collision protection is intended to protect vehicles from collisions with objects in the lane that cannot be detected by the safety laser scanner. These objects are in particular those that are suspended or protrude from the side into the travel path.
Blue Spot headlights signal to surrounding traffic with a blue dot on the roadway that AGVs are in the immediate vicinity.
It increases safety in the vicinity of the AGVs and reduces the risk of collisions caused by other vehicles.
The Laser-Line headlights signal the vehicle and load width in front of the vehicle to surrounding traffic with three red laser lines on the transport path.
It helps to make the width of the protective field transparent, especially when there is a high volume of people.
With different light and sound concepts we increase the perception of the vehicles in your production environment and draw attention to any disturbances.
Important standards, directives and laws for driverless transport systems
DIN EN 1525
Safety of industrial trucks, driverless trucks and their systems
DIN EN ISO 3691- 4
Industrial trucks - Safety requirements and verification - Part 4: Driverless trucks and their systems
DIN EN 954-1
Safety of machines, safety-related parts of control systems
DIN EN 1175-1
Safety of industrial trucks, electrical requirements
DIN EN ISO 13849-1
Safety of machinery, safety-related parts of control systems, Part 1 General design principles
DIN EN ISO 13849-2
Safety of machinery, safety-related parts of control systems, part 2 Validation
Equipment and Product Safety Act: Act on Technical Work Equipment and Consumer Products
Ninth Ordinance to the Equipment and Product Safety Act (Machinery Ordinance)
BGV D 27
Accident prevention regulation "Industrial trucks"
Occupational Health and Safety Act Act on the implementation of occupational health and safety measures to improve the safety and health of employees at work.
Industrial Safety Ordinance on safety and health protection in the provision of work equipment and its use at work, on safety in the operation of systems requiring monitoring and on the organisation of industrial safety and health.
New Machinery Directive since 29.12.2009 replaces Machinery Directive 98/37/EG
EMC Directive/ EMC Law Electromagnetic compatibility (of electrical and electronic products)
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) Implementation Guideline Technology
Holistic planning of automated guided vehicles (AGVs)
VDI 4451 Blatt 2, 3, 6
Compatibility of automated guided vehicles (AGVs), energy supply and charging technology, traction and steering drives, sensor technology for navigation and control
DS Automotion vehicles are produced according to EN standard and Preformance Level "d" and receive a CE marking after plant acceptance. This ensures that you meet all guidelines for personal protection and no unpleasant acceptance problems arise.
For the further development
of our safety technology we are constantly looking for new talents!