The functional safety protocol applied in Fagor Automation solutions encoders aims to guarantee the safety of the workers and prevent accidents at work, which is why with Fagor Automation encoders, allowing manufacturers can to meet all the standards of the European functional safety regulations.

Fagor Automation’s Linear encoders have the most advanced integrated safety technology to meet the most stringent regulatory standards and ensure the safety of operators. In order for the machines to operate within safety parameters, the different axes must be safely controlled to ensure that no uncontrolled movement of the machine can occur.

All hardware, mechanics, opticsoptics, and software of the Series3 encoder family have been redesigned specifically to achieve these levels of functional safety. The hardware, optics and software were designed to handle position data redundantly. This allows a double stream of position data to be available immediately after the encoder is switched on, so that the machine can operate safely from start-up.

In addition, Fagor Automation’s Series3 encoders feature 3STATECH, the brand’s patented technology, which provides exceptional performance and increased robustness and safety against contamination and even in the most demanding working machining environments.

These single encoder systems can now be used in combination with SIEMENS DRIVE-CLiQ interfaces.

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Fagor Automation’s G3-FS, S3-FS and SV3-FS encoders comply with the functional safety standards for machinery EN ISO 13849-1:2015 and EN 61800-5-2:2016. In addition, they comply with the relevant electronic equipment standards for functional safety IEC 61508:2010 and the more recent IEC 61800-5-3:2021 standards, specific for encoders. Fagor Automation has been audited and certified by TÜV SÜD during the entire development process.

In addition, it is now possible to use the entire range of Series 3 functional safety encoders with two reader-heads. And in addition to meeting the highest safety standards, they also provide high repeatability, robustness against contaminants and the best performance.  This is high level of performance has been confirmed by machine manufacturers such as Danobat, which has have been relying on Fagor Automation’s Series3 Functional Safety encoders for more than 3 years.