EN 60204-1:2018

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

Publication date:   Jan 15, 2019

General information

60.60 Standard published   Sep 14, 2018


CLC/TC 44X Safety of machinery: electrotechnical aspects

European Norm

13.110   Safety of machinery | 29.020   Electrical engineering in general



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IEC 60204-1:2016 is available as IEC 60204-1:2016
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IEC 60204-1:2016 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. 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. This sixth edition cancels and replaces the fifth edition published in 2005. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

- added requirements to address applications involving power drive systems (PDS);

- revised electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements;

- clarified overcurrent protection requirements;

- requirements for determination of the short circuit current rating of the electrical equipment;

- revised protective bonding requirements and terminology;

- reorganization and revision to Clause 9, including requirements pertaining to safe torque off of PDS, emergency stop, and control circuit protection;

- revised symbols for actuators of control devices;

- revised technical documentation requirements;

- general updating to current special national conditions, normative standards, and bibliographical references.

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)


Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits


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EN 60204-1:2018
60.60 Standard published
Sep 14, 2018


EN 60204-1:2018/prA1:2020


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