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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


Safety control

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


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.

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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)

VDI 2510

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) Implementation Guideline Technology

VDI 2710

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


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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.

Kai Hoffmann | DS AUTOMOTION

Kai Hoffmann

Sales Manager Germany

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