B11/STD - ANSI B11 TR4
Technical Report for Machine Tools - Selection of Programmable Electronic Systems (PES/PLC) for Machine Tools
|Publication Date:||1 January 2004|
This Technical Report covers the safety related aspects of programmable electronic systems (PESs) for machine tools covered by the BI 1 series of safety standards (see inside cover for a listing).
The purpose of this Technical Report is to provide guidance for the selection, design, construction, integration, and validation of PESs for the safety related functions of a machine production system. The terminology used in this document may not be used consistently throughout the industry, but this document does represent the concepts which are important when using and designing safety-related control systems.
NOTE: Usage of [machine] in the following text means any of the specific machine tools covered by the ANSI BI 1 'base' series of safety standards.