The LU6 pneumatic locking unit is an integral part of the Aventics safety philosophy.

When it comes to machine safety, Aventics focuses on three pillars: high-quality components, the use of sensors and networked systems, and support from developers. A typical example for this safety philosophy is the LU6 locking unit for static locking and dynamic braking, which will be presented by the pneumatics specialists at drinktec 2017

“Safety starts in the design and selection of components,” states Andreas Blume. The expert for machine safety at Aventics takes the LU6 pneumatic locking unit as an example to explain the importance of safe components as the first step.

The LU6 series can take on safety-relevant functions as both a static lock and a dynamic brake: The lock element can be used as a holding unit to block a movement and as a brake unit for emergency stop or off. Proper use has been verified by the IFA (Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) and documented with a DGVU test certificate. 

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