BS EN 60204-1:2018, new edition of machinery safety standard
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Posted to News on 1st Nov 2018, 12:38

BS EN 60204-1:2018, new edition of machinery safety standard

BSI has published BS EN 60204-1:2018, Safety of machinery. Electrical equipment of machines. General requirements, which is the UK equivalent of the international standard IEC 60204-1:2016. As stated in the new edition, BS EN 60204-1:2018 supersedes BS EN 60204-1:2006+A1:2009, which is withdrawn.

BS EN 60204-1:2018, new edition of machinery safety standard

EN 60204-1 is one of the key machinery safety standards, being a B-type Harmonised standard for the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. It applies to electrical, electronic and programmable electronic equipment and systems within non-portable machines designed to operate in conjunction with other machinery.

Machine builders, component manufacturers, end users and maintenance engineers will all need the latest edition of EN 60204-1 in order to remain at the forefront of electrical machinery safety.

A number of significant changes have been made to the standard, the most important of which are as follows:

  • The addition of requirements covering applications involving power drive systems (PDS)
  • The addition of requirements for determining the short circuit current rating of electrical equipment
  • Revisions to protective bonding requirements and terminology
  • Revisions to Clause 9 that include requirements on safe torque off of PDS, emergency stop and control circuit protection
  • Revised symbols for actuators of control devices
  • Revised technical documentation requirements

In addition there are general updates to current special national conditions, normative standards and bibliographical references.

Follow the link to find out more about BS EN 60204-1:2018.

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