The evolution of industrial applications involving motorization and electrification provides benefits such as intelligent automation and advanced productivity. Conventional manual work is being replaced with the assistance and interaction of automated equipment. This evolution results in humans getting more exposed to hazards from both machines and actuators; a cause of concern during operation. To reduce the risks of the hazards, there are many functional safety standards which help provide guidance for designing safety systems. One of the functional safety standards, IEC 61800-5-2, defines a safety function called Safe Torque Off (STO).
About the Presenter
Brushless DC Motor Drivers Product Line Manager
Punya Prakash leads the Brushless DC (BLDC) motor driver product line at Texas Instruments. She leads a core group of engineers who define, design and develop marketing strategies to accelerate the growth of the BLDC business.