This International Standard specifies the safety requirements for integrated manufacturing systems (IMS) that incorporate two or more interconnected machines for specific applications, such as component manufacturing or assembly. It gives requirements and recommendations for the safe design, safeguarding and information for the use of such IMSs (see Figure 1 for the basic configuration of an IMS). NOTE 1 – In the context of this International Standard, the term system refers to an integrated manufacturing system. NOTE 2 – In the context of this International Standard, the term machine refers to the component machines and associated equipment of the integrated manufacturing system. This International Standard is not intended to cover safety aspects of individual machines and equipment that may be covered by standards specific to those machines and equipment. Therefore it deals only with those safety aspects that are important for the safety-relevant interconnection of the machines and components. Where machines and equipment of an integrated manufacturing system are operated separately or individually, and while the protective effects of the safeguards provided for production mode are muted or suspended, the relevant safety standards for these machines and equipment apply.