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New Standards Harmonised to the Machinery Directive

03 July 2008

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New Standards Harmonised to the Machinery DirectiveThe European Commission has published a new list of standards that are Harmonised to the Machinery Directive 98/37/EC. The list, which replaces all previous lists, was published in the Official Journal (OJ) (221kB PDF) of the European Union on 24 June 2008.

+++ STOP PRESS See also Machinery Directive Harmonised Standards, 5 June 2012 +++

One of the most notable standards in the list of 24 June 2008 is EN ISO 14121-1:2007 Safety of machinery - Risk assessment - Part 1: Principles, which supersedes EN 1050:1996.

Other standards listed for the first time are as follows.

EN 415-8:2008 Safety of packaging machines - Part 8: Strapping machines.

EN 859:2007 Safety of woodworking machines - Hand fed surface planing machines, which replaces EN 859:1997.

EN 1127-1:2007 Explosive atmospheres - Explosion prevention and protection - Part 1: Basic concepts and methodology, which supersedes EN 1127-1:1997.

EN 1501-3:2008 Refuse collection vehicles and their associated lifting devices - General requirements and safety requirements - Part 3: Front loaded refuse collection vehicles.

EN 1501-4:2007 Refuse collection vehicles and their associated lifting devices - General requirements and safety requirements - Part 4: Noise test code for refuse collection vehicles

EN 1756-1:2001/A1:2008, an amendment to EN 1756-1:2001 Tail lifts - Platform lifts for mounting on wheeled vehicles - Safety requirements - Part 1: Tail lifts for goods.

EN 1845:2007 Footwear manufacturing machines - Footwear moulding machines - Safety requirements, which supersedes EN 1845:1998.

EN 1870-13:2007 Safety of woodworking machines - Circular sawing machines - Part 13: Horizontal beam panel sawing machines, which supersedes EN 1870-2:1999.

EN 1870-14:2007 Safety of woodworking machines - Circular sawing machines - Part 14: Vertical panel sawing machines, which supersedes EN 1870-2:1999.

EN ISO 3411:2007 Earth-moving machinery - Physical dimensions of operators and minimum operator space envelope, which supersedes EN ISO 3411:1999.

EN 12012-1:2007 Plastics and rubber machines - Size reduction machines - Part 1: Safety requirements for blade granulators, which supersedes EN 12012-1:2000.

EN 12151:2007 Machinery and plants for the preparation of concrete and mortar - Safety requirements.

EN 12254:1998/A2:2008, an amendment to EN 12254:1998 Screens for laser working places - Safety requirements and testing.

EN 12385-2:2002/A1:2008, an amendment to EN 12385-2:2002 Steel wire ropes - Safety - Part 2: Definitions, designation and classification.

EN 12385-3:2004/A1:2008, an amendment to EN 12385-3:2004 Steel wire ropes - Safety - Part 3: Information for use and maintenance.

EN 12385-4:2002/A1:2008, an amendment to EN 12385-4:2002 Steel wire ropes - Safety - Part 4: Stranded ropes for general lifting applications.

EN 12385-10:2003/A1:2008, an amendment to EN 12385-10:2003 Steel wire ropes - Safety - Part 10: Spiral ropes for general structural applications.

EN 13035-1:2008 Machines and plants for the manufacture, treatment and processing of flat glass - Safety requirements - Part 1: Storage, handling and transportation equipment inside the factory.

EN 13035-2:2008 Machines and plants for the manufacture, treatment and processing of flat glass - Safety requirements - Part 2: Storage, handling and transportation equipment outside the factory.

EN 13042-1:2007 Machines and plants for the manufacture, treatment and processing of hollow glass - Safety requirements - Part 1: Gob feeder.

EN 13731:2007 Lifting bag systems for fire and rescue service use - Safety and performance requirements

EN 13977:2005/A1:2007, an amendment to EN 13977:2005 Railway applications - Track - Safety requirements for portable machines and trolleys for construction and maintenance

EN 14753:2007 Safety of machinery - Safety requirements for machinery and equipment for continuous casting of steel.

EN 14886:2008 Plastics and rubber machines - Bandknife cutting machines for block foams - Safety requirements.

EN 14910:2007 Garden equipment - Walk-behind combustion engine powered trimmers - Safety.

EN 15027:2007 Transportable wall saw and wire saw equipment for job site - Safety.

EN 15061:2007 Safety of machinery - Safety requirements for strip processing line machinery and equipment.

EN 15067:2007 Plastics and rubber machines - Film converting machines for bags and sacks - Safety requirements.

EN 15095:2007 Power-operated mobile racking and shelving, carousels and storage lifts - Safety requirements.

EN 30326-1:1994/A1:2007, an amendment to EN 30326-1:1994 Mechanical vibration - Laboratory method for evaluating vehicle seat vibration - Part 1: Basic requirements.

EN 60745-2-8:2003/A11:2007, an amendment to EN 60745-2-8:2003 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-8: Particular requirements for shears and nibblers.

EN 60745-2-9:2003/A11:2007, an amendment to EN 60745-2-9:2003 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-9: Particular requirements for tappers.

EN 60745-2-11:2003/A11:2007, an amendment to EN 60745-2-11:2003 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-11: Particular requirements for reciprocating saws.

EN 60745-2-14:2003/A11:2007, an amendment to EN 60745-2-14:2003 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-14: Particular requirements for planers.

EN 60745-2-17:2003/A11:2007, an amendment to EN 60745-2-17:2003 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-17: Particular requirements for routers and trimmers.

EN 60745-2-18:2004/A11:2007, an amendment to EN 60745-2-18:2004 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-18: Particular requirements of strapping tools.

EN 60745-2-19:2005/A11:2007, an amendment to EN 60745-2-19:2005 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-19: Particular requirements for jointers.

EN 60745-2-20:2003/A11:2007, an amendment to EN 60745-2-20:2003 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-20: Particular requirements for band saws.

EN 60745-2-21:2007 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-21: Particular requirements for drain cleaners.

EN 61800-5-2:2007 Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - Part 5-2: Safety requirements - Functional.

The full list of Harmonised Standards can be viewed online at ec.europa.eu/enterprise/newapproach/standardization/harmstds/reflist/machines.html.

Guide to the New Machinery Directive

MachineBuilding.net has published a free Guide to the New Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. When the new Directive comes into force on 29 December 2009 there will be no transition period, so it is essential that companies building machines or partly-assembled machines, as well as those performing final assembly or importing machinery for use in the European Economic Area, start preparing for the changes now.

 
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