In order to design machines safely and to meet the requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, safety functions are required in the control systems. Typically, the required Performance Level PLr is determined for each safety function. This is where the first difficulty begins during the planning and commissioning of UV systems, namely determining the severity of the injury, the frequency and duration of exposure, and how to avoid the uv hazard.
In the short term, UV exposure of the skin leads to erythema, elastosis and/or skin cancer. In contrast, UV exposure of the eye can lead to photokeratitis, conjunctivitis and cataractogenesis. If e.g. skin cancer is considered, it is a severe, usually irreversible injury.
In this context, Directive 2006/25/EC „Artificial Optical Radiation“ allows regular exposure up to a daily exposure limit of 30 J/m². It is therefore possible to minimize the severity of the injury by the duration and intensity of exposure without having to comply with an absolute zero exposure. If the exposure limit is maintained, it is expected that healthy adult individuals can be exposed repeatedly without acute adverse effects. For example, short-term exposure may result in reversible injury such as mild erythema, i.e., sunburn, in the event of an error.
However, the delimitation is not certain and measures / safety functions are necessary in any case. For this purpose, e.g. measurements on existing installations are possible and useful.
During the planning phase, however, measurements are not possible, or can only be estimated with additional effort. Therefore, a higher, required Performance Level PLr is often demanded.
This is where the Ledcontrol DC and the extension PL+ come into play already during the planning phase!
The Ledcontrol DC works with a safety extra-low voltage (SELV) of 24 VDC.
The LED modules controlled by the LedControl DC also work with SELV and can be switched off completely in the event of a fault. If the specification of a performance level is desired, this can be realized by the extension PL+. PL+ is suitable up to PL category 4, according to EN ISO 13849-1 and SIL 3 according to EN 62061, if cross-circuits in the control to the LED module as well as in the sensor circuit can be excluded.
All our LED modules can be combined with the LedControl DC and the PL+ extension.
For the operation of the LedControl DC and the LED module, one DC power supply unit each is required.
The output power of the 24V auxiliary voltage required for the LedControl DC is 10 W.
The necessary output power of the LED systems depends on the LED system and can be approx. 20 W to approx. 2000 W. The technical data for this can be found in the data sheets of the LED systems.
APPLICATIONS OF UV-LED LEDCONTROL DC with PL4 & SIL 3
- Industrial UV curing and bonding
- IC Encapsulation
- UV sealing
- Hairline / leak detection using fluorescence markers
- Fluorescence Spectroscopy
- Surface Inspection
|Number of UVLED-Spots||1 piece|
|Functions||Dimming 2-100%, Timer and|
|Display||graphical, 128 x 64 px|
|Interface option||dimming in (0-10V), common|
|Trigger (IN/OUT), common|
|Terminals, Interface option||Galvanically isolated|
|Signals, Interface option||24 V, 5 mA max|
|Programming, optional||RS485, RS232 or USB|
|Switch-on time||< 2 s after applying voltage|
|Mounting type||DIN rail|
|Dimensions, approx.||10,5 x 7,0 x 21,5 cm|
|Operating temperature||5 to 40 °C|
|Storage temperature||-10 to 60 °C|
|Humidity||< 80%, non-condensing|
|Power supply||24 VDC, 10 W|
|Safety monitoring||Over-temperature, LED N.C.|