DS/EN 60204-1:2018

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

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Harmonized under:
  • 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 Text with EEA relevance

  • 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

Harmonized standards:


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.

IEC 60204-1:2016 is available as RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to
the previous edition.

Number of pages: 156

Published: 2018-09-17

Date of approval: 2018-09-17

International relationships : EN 60204-1:2018 IDT IEC 60204-1:2016 ED6 MOD

ICS: 29.020 - Electrical engineering in general 13.110 - Safety of machinery

Item number: M288555



  • CLC/TC 44X
  • IEC/TC 44

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