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EN IEC 61439-1 and EN 60204-1

Industrial Control Panels according to the Machinery Directive

TARGET GROUP: electrical department

SCOPE: The aim of this course is going through in details the requirements of both standards.

CONTENT: Machinery Control Panels should be in compliance with the following two standards:

  • EN 60204: Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - Part 1: General requirements
  • EN IEC 61439 Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies, Part 1: General Use and Part 2: Power switchgear and controlgear assemblies

Subjects like the need for a door interlocking or the cable ampacities will be explained. How to protect people from indirect contacts will be explained with the use of material developed by GT Engineering to make the subject clear even to people without an Electrical Background.

Here the Program:

  • Switchboard vs Industrial control panel
  • General rules
  • Device for disconnetting and switching off
  • Indirect contacts and bonding
  • Overcurrents
  • Ampacity of electric cables
  • Protection against electric shock
  • Protection of equipment
  • Equipotential bonding
  • Control circuits/control functions
  • Operator interface/ machine-mounted control devices
  • Controlgear: location, mounting/enclosures
  • Conductors and cables
  • Wiring practices
  • Accesories/ fig kiting
  • Marking warning signs/ reference designetions
  • Technical documentation
  • Verification


DURATION: 16 hours


GT Engineering member of CEI and Techinical Committees for EN 60204; EN 61439, EN 61511, EN 60079 (ATEX) and CT 64