BS EN 60204-1:2006+A1:2009 Safety of machinery. Electrical equipment of machines. General requirements

BS EN 60204-1:2006+A1:2009

Safety of machinery. Electrical equipment of machines. General requirements

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : June 2006 Replaced By : BS EN 60204-1:2018
Conformity to regulation : Designated

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BS EN 60204-1:2006 + Amendment1:2009 Safety of machinery. Electrical equipment of machines. General requirements

What is it?

BS EN 60204-1 gives safety guidance and recommendations on electrical equipment for machinery. This includes safety requirements for electrical, electronic and computer controlled equipment and systems for machines – but excludes power circuits where electricity is used directly as a working tool. These electrical equipment regulations only refer to non-portable machines designed to operate in conjunction with other machinery. BS EN 60204-1 gives specific instructions for the safe maintenance of the point where electrical or electronic equipment connects to the machine. And these instructions only refer to machinery that operates with nominal supply voltages below 1,000V for alternating current or 1,500V for direct current, or with nominal supply frequencies below 200 Hz. 

How does it work?

BS EN 60204-1 introduces the standard, explains how to meet the recommendations and outlines terminology for electrical equipment safety. The guidelines also cover control circuits and control functions, wiring practices and protection against electrical shock, how to maintain safety standards and essential requirements for EC Directives. BS EN 6024-1 aims to help you protect the people and property from hazards presented by the electrical or electronic equipment for machinery outlined above.

This standard does not cover all safety requirements for preventing electrical hazards, such as guarding, interlocking or control. BS EN 60204-1 does not include guidance on machinery designed for outdoor use, in mines and in flammable atmospheres, machinery that produces explosive material or machinery that operates as a sewing machine.

Who should buy it? 

  • Health and safety managers
  • Those working with electrical, electronic or computer controlled equipment for machinery.

What’s new?

BS EN 60204-1:2006 + Amendment1:2009 replaces BS EN 60204-1:1998 and IEC 60204-1:1997 and includes amendments to the implementation and withdrawal dates of these standards. It also includes information about relevant international and European standards.

Contents of BS EN 60204-1:

  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Definitions
  • General requirements
  • Incoming supply conductor terminations and devices for disconnecting and switching off
  • Protection against electric shock
  • Protection of equipment
  • Equipotential bonding
  • Control circuits and control functions
  • Operator interface and machine-mounted control devices
  • Controlgear: location, mounting, and enclosures
  • Conductors and cables
  • Wiring practices
  • Electric motors and associated equipment
  • Accessories and lighting
  • Marking, warning signs and reference designations
  • Technical documentation
  • Verification
  • Protection against indirect contact in TN-systems
  • Enquiry form for the electrical equipment of machines
  • Examples of machines covered by this part of IEC 60204
  • Current-carrying capacity and overcurrent protection of conductors and cables in the electrical equipment of machines
  • Explanation of emergency operation functions
  • Guide for the use of this part of IEC 60204
  • Comparison of typical conductor cross-sectional areas
  • Normative references to international publications with their corresponding European publications
  • Coverage of Essential Requirements of EC Directives
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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Standard NumberBS EN 60204-1:2006+A1:2009
TitleSafety of machinery. Electrical equipment of machines. General requirements
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date30 June 2006
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Withdrawn Date27 September 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60364-4-41:2005, IEC 60947-7-1:2002, ISO 13849-2:2003, IEC 60947-1:2004, IEC 60529:1999/AMD 1:2001, IEC 60034-5, IEC 62061:2005, IEC 60364-5-53:2002, IEC 60417-DB:2002, IEC 60947-5-1:2003, IEC 61140:2001, IEC 61310, IEC 60621-3:1979, ISO 13849-1:2006, IEC 60529:1999, IEC 61558-1:1997/AMD 1:1998, IEC 60947-2:2003, IEC 60947-3:1999, IEC 61346, IEC 60072-1, IEC 60447:2004, IEC 60364-4-43:2001, IEC 60072-2, IEC 60664-1:1992, ISO 12100-2:2003, IEC 60309-1:1999, IEC 62023:2000, IEC 61082-2:1993, IEC 62027:2000, IEC 61557-3:1997, IEC 61082-1:1991, IEC 61558-1:1997, ISO 13850:2006, IEC 60034-11, IEC 61082-3:1993, IEC 60445:1999, IEC 60446:1999, IEC 61082-4:1996, IEC 61558-2-6, IEC 61984:2001, IEC 60439-1:1999, IEC 60073:2002, IEC 62079:2001, IEC 60617-DB:2001, IEC 60364-6-61:2001, IEC 60364-5-52:2001, ISO 7000:2004, IEC 60034-1, ISO 12100-1:2003
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC Guide 106:1996, IEC 61000-6-1:1997, IEC 61000-6-4:1997, IEC 61000-5-2:1997, ISO 13851:2002, IEC 60757:1983, IEC 60204-32:1998, IEC 61084-1:1991, IEC 61200-53:1994, ISO 14118:2000, IEC 61558-2-17:1997, ISO 3864-1:2002, IEC 61180-2:1994, 2006/42/EC, IEC 61000-6-2:2005, IEC 60287, IEC 60335, HD 516 S2, CISPR 61000-6-3:1996, IEC 60332, IEC 60204-11:2000, IEC 60947-5-2:1997/AMD 2:2003, IEC 60204-31:2001, IEC 61800-3:2004, IEC 60947-5-2:1997/AMD 1:1999, IEC 60228:2004, IEC 61557, IEC 60269-1:1998, IEC 61496-1:2004, ISO 14122-2:2001, IEC 61800-5-1:2003, IEC 60038:2002, IEC 60364, ISO 14122-1:2001, IEC 60947-5-2:1997, ISO 14122-3:2001
Replaced ByBS EN 60204-1:2018
ReplacesBS EN 60204-1:1998, IEC 60204-1:1997
International RelationshipsEN 60204-1:2006/corrigendum Fe
Amended ByCorrigendum, May 2010; Amendment, April 2009
DescriptorsColour codes, Surge protection, Forms (paper), Selection, Electric current, Electronic equipment and components, Verification, Equipment safety, Approval testing, Emergency equipment, Electrical insulating materials, Pushbutton switches, Electric power system disturbances, Electrical safety, Overcurrent protection, Safety measures, Electric motors, Technical documents, Diagrams, Electric machines, Marking, Hazards, Voltage fluctuations, Lightning protection, Industrial, Insulated cables, Voltage, Circuits, Electric connectors, Electric power systems, Electric enclosures, Electric terminals, Electric conductors, Performance testing, Indicator lights, Flexible cables, Installation, Electrical testing, Electromagnetism, Safety devices, Overload protection, Classification systems, Control switches, Electrical protection equipment, Protected electrical equipment, Environment (working), Flashing lights, Occupational safety, Overvoltage protection, Symbols, Electrical equipment, Electric wiring systems, Lighting systems, Production equipment, Machine tool components, Interlocks, Fail-to-safety devices, Electric control equipment, Electric cables, Electrical insulation
Title in FrenchSécurité des machines. Equipement électrique des machines. Règles générales
Title in GermanSicherheit von Maschinen. Elektrische Ausruestung von Maschinen. Allgemeine Anforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 70975 3
File Size1.9 MB

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