FprEN IEC 60204-32:2023

Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - Part 32: Requirements for hoisting machines FprEN IEC 60204-32:2023

Publication date:   Mar 24, 2023

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50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat   May 5, 2023


CLC/TC 44X Safety of machinery: electrotechnical aspects

European Norm

29.020   Electrical engineering in general | 53.020.01   Lifting appliances in general



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This part of IEC 60204 applies to electrical, electronic, programmable electronic equipment and systems to hoisting machines and related equipment, including a group of hoisting machines working together in a co-ordinated manner
NOTE 1 In this part of IEC 60204, the term "electrical" includes both electrical and electronic matters (i.e. "electrical equipment" means both the electrical, electronic and programmable electronic equipment).
NOTE 2 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 user’s agent(s) in the use and care of the hoisting 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 hoisting machine (crane-supply-switch) and includes systems for power supply and control feeders situated outside of the hoisting machine, for example, flexible cables or conductor wires or conductor bars (see Figure 3).
NOTE 3 The requirements for the electrical supply installation of electrical equipment of a hoisting machine are given in IEC 60364.
This standard is applicable to equipment or parts of equipment not exceeding 1 000 V AC or 1 500 V DC between lines and with nominal frequencies not exceeding 200 Hz.
NOTE 4 Special requirements for electrical equipment of hoisting machines intended to be operated at higher voltages, see IEC 60204-11 (Annex D)
This part of IEC60204 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 hoisting machine has unique requirements to be accommodated to provide adequate safety. This part of 60204 doesn´t cover noise risks and vibration risks.
Additional and special requirements can apply to the electrical equipment of hoisting machines including those that
- handle or transport potentially explosive material (e.g. paint or sawdust);
- are intended for use in potentially explosive and/or flammable atmospheres;
- have special risks when transporting or moving certain materials
- are intended for use in mines.
For the purposes of this standard, hoisting machines include cranes of all types, winches of all types and storage and retrieval machines. The following product groups are included:
- overhead travelling cranes;
- mobile cranes;
- tower cranes;
- slewing luffing cranes;
- gantry cranes;
- offshore cranes;
- floating cranes;
- winches of all types;
- hoists and accessories;
- loader cranes;
- cable cranes;
- load holding devices;
- storage and retrieval machines;
- monorail hoists;
- straddle carriers;
- rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs).
NOTE 5 Definition of the different crane types see ISO 4306-1
This standard does not cover individual items of electrical equipment other than their selection for use and their erection.

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

Life cycle


EN 60204-32:2008


FprEN IEC 60204-32:2023
50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat
May 5, 2023