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Editor: Jonathan Severn
7th March 2012

Once again, there is a new list of Harmonised Standards for the Machinery Directive. This latest list was published on 29 February and, as last time, most of the changes are newly published or updated type-C standards for specific classes of machinery.

Follow the link to see an article on that summarises the latest changes and provides a link to the Official Journal (OJ) of the European Union containing the full, up-to-date list of standards harmonised to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

As an aside, remember that the 'new' Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC came into force on 29 December 2009, so don't get confused between this and the fact that EN 954-1 only ceased to give a presumption of conformity to the Machinery Directive at the end of 2011, being superseded by EN ISO 13849-1. The standards and the Machinery Directive are not the same thing, though they are related by the list of harmonised standards published in the OJ.


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10.4-inch IP65-rated industrial touchscreen panel PC
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Jonathan Severn

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