For machine builders, Panasonic offers a wide range of products and solutions fine-tuned to function with each other. Temperature control, programmable control, and drives using a combination of PLC and servo motors, as well as communication within and outside of the factory are just a few notable examples.
The goal of safety engineering at Panasonic is to ease implementing safety-related functions as much as possible, i.e. to come up with solutions to integrate known products into customer-specific applications. This is guaranteed by simply combining safety and control circuits.
This measure not only reduces the number of components and devices in the machine, but also minimizes wiring. Fewer costs, less stock to manage and more room in the machine are the result of this optimization.
The new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC took effect on 29 December 2009 for all member states of the European Union. Here you have an overview of the most important safety-related standards and their implementation.