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The new standard EN 60204-1
The purpose of the standard EN IEC 61439-2 (low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies) is to harmonize as far as practicable all rules and requirements of a general nature applicable to low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies (focus on power center) in order to obtain uniformity of requirements and verification for assemblies and to avoid the need for verification to other standards.
EN IEC 61439-1 includes all prescriptions which could be considered common.
For each type of assembly that falls on this series of Standard, only two main standards are necessary:
The EN IEC 62046, published in July 2018, replaces the CLC/TS 62046:2008.
This Standard specifies requirements for the selection, positioning, configuration and commisioning of the protective equipment to detect the momentary or continued presence of persons in order to protect those persons from dangerous parts of the machinery in industrial applications.
IEC released the new Standard EN 60204-1 on 13th October 2016. It gives prescriptions for the electrical equipment of machines. Its previous version dates back to 2005. The standard is the reference for Electrical Safety of Machine Manufacturers.
In February 2020, the first meeting to update the IEC standard was in Frankfurt. The main objective of the meeting was the drafting of an addendum to align IEC 60204-1 with EN 60204-1 of 2018.
In April 2020 EN 60204-1:2018 was included in the List of Harmonised Standards published in the Official Journal of the European Union: from 02 October 2021 t
IEC 62061 is one of the two Functional Safety Standard for machineries, the other being ISO 13849-1. On 22 March 2021, after 16 years from the first edition, a new one was published!
IEC 62061: Safety of machinery - Functional safety of safety-related control systems.
The standard is derived from IEC 61508 and It is addressed to the machinery sector: it allows the verification of the level of Reliability reached by a Safety Control System (SCS).
The IEC Maintenance team (MT62061), working on the new version of IEC 62061, started the activity at the end of 2016. The text used as the start
The standard defines the methods to be used to protect people against electric shock. The Latest edition (5.1) is dated March 2017. The new requirements will be included in the Italian CEI 64-8 in 2021.
The standard has the status of a Group Safety Publication (IEC Guide 104); that means it is primarily intended to be used by other Technical Committees while writing their specific Product Safety Standards. That also means it is not a product safety Standard and it cannot be applied as it is to a specific electrical installation. That is the main difference with NFPA 70 or the CE Code. Those