BS EN 60204-1:2018 Safety of machinery. Electrical equipment of machines. General requirements

BS EN 60204-1:2018

Safety of machinery. Electrical equipment of machines. General requirements

Status : Current, Under review   Published : September 2018
Conformity to regulation : Designated



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This part of IEC 60204 applies to electrical, electronic and programmable electronic equipment and systems to machines not portable by hand while working, including a group of machines working together in a co-ordinated manner. NOTE 1 This part of IEC 60204 is an application standard and is not intended to limit or inhibit technological advancement. NOTE 2 In this part of IEC 60204, the term “electrical” includes electrical, electronic and programmable electronic matters (i.e. “electrical equipment” means electrical, electronic and programmable electronic equipment). NOTE 3 In the context of this part of IEC 60204, the term “person” refers to any individual and includes those persons who are assigned and instructed by the user or his agent(s) in the use and care of the machine in question. The equipment covered by this part of IEC 60204 commences at the point of connection of the supply to the electrical equipment of the machine (see 5.1). NOTE 4 The requirements for the electrical supply installation are given in the IEC 60364 series.

This part of IEC 60204 is applicable to the electrical equipment or parts of the electrical equipment that operate with nominal supply voltages not exceeding 1 000 V for alternating current (AC) and not exceeding 1 500 V for direct current (DC), and with nominal supply frequencies not exceeding 200 Hz.

NOTE 5 Information on electrical equipment or parts of the electrical equipment that operate with higher nominal supply voltages can be found in IEC 60204-11.

This part of IEC 60204 does not cover all the requirements (for example guarding, interlocking, or control) that are needed or required by other standards or regulations in order to protect persons from hazards other than electrical hazards. Each type of machine has unique requirements to be accommodated to provide adequate safety.

This part of IEC 60204 specifically includes, but is not limited to, the electrical equipment of machines as defined in 3.1.40.

NOTE 6 Annex C lists examples of machines whose electrical equipment can be covered by this part of IEC 60204.

This part of IEC 60204 does not specify additional and special requirements that can apply to the electrical equipment of machines that, for example:

– are intended for use in open air (i.e. outside buildings or other protective structures);

– use, process, or produce potentially explosive material (for example paint or sawdust);

– are intended for use in potentially explosive and/or flammable atmospheres;

– have special risks when producing or using certain materials;

– are intended for use in mines;

– are sewing machines, units, and systems (which are covered by IEC 60204-31);

– are hoisting machines (which are covered by IEC 60204-32);

– are semiconductor fabrication equipment (which are covered by IEC 60204-33).

Power circuits where electrical energy is directly used as a working tool are excluded from this part of IEC 60204.

Standard NumberBS EN 60204-1:2018
TitleSafety of machinery. Electrical equipment of machines. General requirements
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date27 September 2018
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60947-3:2008, ISO 13849-2:2012, IEC 60364-5-52:2009, IEC 60364-4-41:2005+AMD1:2017, IEC 60947-2:2016, ISO 13849-1, IEC 60309-1, IEC 61140, IEC 60072 (all parts), IEC 60947-3, IEC 62023, IEC 60947-5-5, IEC 61984, IEC 60664-1, IEC 60364-1, IEC 60529, IEC 60072, IEC 61439-1, IEC 60947-2, ISO 13849-2, IEC 60034-1, IEC 61558-2-6, IEC 61310 (all parts), IEC 60417, IEC 61310, IEC 62061, IEC 60320-1, IEC 60947-6-2, IEC 61439-1:2011, IEC 62061:2005, ISO 13850:2006, IEC 61558-1:2005, IEC 60364-5-53:2001/AMD1:2002, IEC 60034-1:2017, IEC 61558-2-6:2009, ISO 7010:2011, IEC 60947-6-2:2002, IEC 60364-1:2005, IEC 60364-5-54:2011, IEC 60947-5-5:1997, IEC 61558-1:2005/AMD1:2009, IEC 60445:2010, ISO 13849-1:2015, IEC 62023:2011, IEC 60364-5-53:2001, IEC 61984:2008, IEC 60417:2007 Ed 1, IEC 60309-1:1999 Cons Ed 4-1, IEC 60947-5-1:2003/AMD1:2009, IEC 60947-5-1:2003, IEC 61140:2016, IEC 60529:1989 Cons Ed 2-1, IEC 60364-4-41:2005, IEC 60664-1:2007, IEC 60364-4-43:2008
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60204-31:2013, IEC 60757:1983, IEC 61506:1997, ISO 12100:2010, IEC 60947-5-2:2007, IEC 61558-2-16:2009, IEC 60947-1:2007, IEC 60447:2004, IEC 60320-1:2015, IEC Guide 106:1996, IEC 61082-1:2014, IEC 60269-1:2006, IEC 61666:2010, IEC 61200-53:1994, IEC 60947-5-8:2006, ISO 13851:2002, IEC 60034-5:2000, IEC 61000-6-3:2006, IEC TR 60755:2008, IEC 61000-6-1:2005, IEC 60085:2007, IEC 60034-11:2004, ISO 3864-1:2011, IEC 61558-2-2:2007, IEC TR 61912-1:2007, IEC 60073:2002, IEC TR 60909-1:2002, IEC 61000-5-2:1997, IEC 61000-6-4:1997, IEC 60204-33:2009, IEC 62491:2008, IEC 82079-1:2012, IEC 60228:2004, IEC 62745:2017, IEC 60204-11:2000, IEC PAS 62569-1:2009, IEC TR 60890, IEC TR 60755, IEC 60947-4-1, IEC 60216, IEC 60947-5-8, IEC 61558-2-16, IEC 60364 (all parts), IEC 60332, IEC 61175, IEC 61084 (all parts), ISO 13732-1, IEC 61557, IEC 61084, IEC 61666, IEC 60335, IEC 60085, IEC 60287, IEC 60050, IEC 61558-2-2, IEC 60287 (all parts), IEC 62507-1, IEC 61180, IEC 60335 (all parts), IEC 60034-11, IEC 60034-5, IEC 61800, IEC 60216 (all parts), IEC 60364, IEC 60332 (all parts), IEC 61
ReplacesBS EN 60204-1:2006+A1:2009
International RelationshipsEN 60204-1:2018,ERROR,IEC 60204-1:2016
Amended ByCorrigendum, November 2018
DescriptorsFail-to-safety devices, Lighting systems, Electrical testing, Production equipment, Safety measures, Electric power system disturbances, Emergency equipment, Electric wiring systems, Verification, Diagrams, Performance testing, Electrical equipment, Marking, Electrical safety, Symbols, Electrical insulation, Electric control equipment, Safety devices, Electric enclosures, Overcurrent protection, Electric cables, Flashing lights, Electric terminals, Electric machines, Electronic equipment and components, Colour codes, Electric current, Forms (paper), Industrial, Environment (working), Surge protection, Equipment safety, Interlocks, Electric conductors, Lightning protection, Machine tool components, Overvoltage protection, Electric power systems, Occupational safety, Circuits, Electric connectors, Installation, Classification systems, Approval testing, Hazards, Electromagnetism, Flexible cables, Selection, Overload protection, Voltage fluctuations, Electric motors, Electrical insulating materials, Insulated cables, Protected electrical equipment, Indicator lights, Electrical protection equipment, Technical documents, Pushbutton switches, Voltage, Control switches
Title in FrenchSécurité des machines. Équipement électrique des machines Exigences générales
Title in GermanSicherheit von Maschinen. Elektrische Ausrüstung von Maschinen Allgemeine Anforderungen
ISBN978 0 539 03116 4
File Size5.523 MB

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