1.1 General safety instructions
Fire due to inadequate ventilation clearances
Inadequate ventilation clearances can cause overheating of components with subsequent
fire and smoke. This can cause severe injury or even death. This can also result in
increased downtime and reduced service lives for devices/systems.
• Ensure compliance with the specified minimum clearance as ventilation clearance for
Unrecognized dangers due to missing or illegible warning labels
Dangers might not be recognized if warning labels are missing or illegible. Unrecognized
dangers may cause accidents resulting in serious injury or death.
• Check that the warning labels are complete based on the documentation.
• Attach any missing warning labels to the components, where necessary in the national
• Replace illegible warning labels.
Device damage caused by incorrect voltage/insulation tests
Incorrect voltage/insulation tests can damage the device.
• Before carrying out a voltage/insulation check of the system/machine, disconnect the
Unexpected movement of machines caused by inactive safety functions
Inactive or non-adapted safety functions can trigger unexpected machine movements that
may result in serious injury or death.
• Observe the information in the appropriate product documentation before
• Carry out a safety inspection for functions relevant to safety on the entire system,
• Ensure that the safety functions used in your drives and automation tasks are adjusted
• Perform a function test.
• Only put your plant into live operation once you have absolutely guaranteed that the
the respective component.
devices as all converters and motors have been subject to a high-voltage test by the
manufacturer, and therefore it is not necessary to perform an additional test within the
including all safety-related components.
and activated through appropriate parameterizing.
functions relevant to safety are operating correctly.
Operating Instructions, 11/2017, A5E00992420A