EN 528:2021

Rail dependent storage and retrieval equipment - Safety requirements for S/R machines

Publication date:   Jun 15, 2021

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Jul 13, 2022


CEN/TC 149 Power-operated warehouse equipment

European Norm

53.080   Storage equipment



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This document applies to all types of Storage and Retrieval (S/R) machines, restricted to the rails on which they travel within and outside the aisles for the storage and retrieval of unit loads and/or long goods such as bar materials and/or for order picking or similar duties. These machines shall embody lifting means along a mast and may include lateral handling facilities. Also included is the transfer equipment used to change between aisles. Control of machines may range from manual to fully automatic.
S/R-machine-related satellite vehicles according to definition 3.20 are included as a load-handling-device (LHD).
References in this standard to racking, buildings and systems only apply where it is necessary to assess the hazards and risks at their interfaces with S/R machines.
This document deals with all significant hazards relevant to rail dependent storage and retrieval equipment, when they are used under the conditions intended by the manufacturer including reasonably foreseeable misuse (see Annex F "List of significant hazards")).
This document applies to machines and equipment that are manufactured after the date of issue of this document.
Illustrations of examples of machines and transfer equipment to which this standard applies are shown in Annex A.
Safety requirements and/or measures in this standard apply to equipment used under indoor conditions. However, additional risk assessments and safety measures need to be considered for uses in severe conditions, e.g. extremely high temperatures, loads, the nature of which could lead to a dangerous situation (e.g. especially brittle loads, explosives), earthquake effects and also contact with foodstuff.
This document also deals with the technical requirements for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)

Life cycle


EN 528:2008


EN 528:2021
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Jul 13, 2022


EN 528:2021/prA1:2022


Adopted from EN 528 MODIFIED