Safety of machinery. Emergency stop function. Principles for design

BS EN ISO 13850:2015 - TC

Tracked Changes. Safety of machinery. Emergency stop function. Principles for design

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : January 2019


What is a tracked changes standard? 

A tracked changes version of a Standard indicates the changes made, during the standards revision process, between the active standard and its previous version. Additions, deletions, and other formatting and/or content revisions are clearly displayed as underlined and strikethrough texts, ensuring all changes made between the two documents are quickly and easily identified.

What is this standard about?

 There should always be an emergency stop button on machinery for safety. This standard covers the functional requirements and design principles for the stop function on most forms of machinery. 

Who is this standard for?

  • Machine manufacturers
  • Anyone who refurbishes or modifies machines
  • Control system designers
  • Approval and enforcement bodies
  • Manufacturers and resellers of emergency stop system components

Why should you use this standard? 

It takes into account the requirements of the European Machinery Directive, and is applicable irrespective of the type of energy used to perform the stop function.

NOTE: This standard does not apply to hand-held or hand-operated machines, or those where an emergency stop would not reduce the risk; nor does it deal with functions such as reversal or limitation of motion, deflection, shielding, braking or disconnecting.

What’s changed since the last update?

 The standard was revised to update normative references. Users will benefit from:

  • Increased confidence in the performance of emergency stops
  • Reduced differences between machines made in different countries

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 13850:2015 - TC
TitleTracked Changes. Safety of machinery. Emergency stop function. Principles for design
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date29 January 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 4413, ISO 4414, IEC 62061, IEC 60947-5-5:2005, ISO 12100:2010, ISO 13849-1, IEC 60204-1:2005
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60417:2002, IEC 60947-5-1, IEC 61800-5-2
DescriptorsDesign, Equipment safety, Cut-out devices, Colour, Emergency equipment, Control equipment, Actuators, Control devices, Safety devices, Stopping
Title in FrenchSécurité des machines. Fonction d'arrêt d'urgence. Principes de conception
Title in GermanSicherheit von Maschinen. Not-Halt. Gestaltungsleitsätze
ISBN978 0 539 03590 2
File Size1.649 MB

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