Standards

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ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU
This directive is applied in accordance with the standard to devices and protective systems in explosion-endangered areas. It addresses the manufacturers of explosion-protected components and equipment.

BG-GS-ET 15
Basic principles for the testing and certification of positive-break position switches. These basic principles are revised and complemented from time to time, in line with the latest expertise concerning work safety and technical innovations. The latest edition is always the one valid for tests performed by the testing and certification authority of the special committee »Electrical engineering« . Fachausschuss »Elektrotechnik«, Gustav-Heinemann-Ufer 130, 50968 Köln, Germany, http://www.bgetem.de/arbeitssicherheit-gesundheitsschutz/pruefen-zertifizieren/pruef-und-zertifizierungsstelle-elektrotechnik/pruefgrundsaetze/GS-ET-15

BG-GS-ET 19
Basic principles for the testing and certification of positive-break position switches. These basic principles are revised and complemented from time to time, in line with the latest expertise concerning work safety and technical innovations. The latest edition is always the one valid for tests performed by the testing and certification authority of the special committee »Electrical engineering« . Fachausschuss »Elektrotechnik«, Gustav-Heinemann-Ufer 130, 50968 Köln, Germany, https://www.bgetem.de/arbeitssicherheit-gesundheitsschutz/pruefen-zertifizieren/pruef-und-zertifizierungsstelle-elektrotechnik/pruefgrundsaetze

BG-GS-ET 20
Basic principles for the testing and certification of positive-break position switches. These basic principles are revised and complemented from time to time, in line with the latest expertise concerning work safety and technical innovations. The latest edition is always the one valid for tests performed by the testing and certification authority of the special committee »Electrical engineering« . Fachausschuss »Elektrotechnik«, Gustav-Heinemann-Ufer 130, 50968 Köln, Germany, https://www.bgetem.de/arbeitssicherheit-gesundheitsschutz/pruefen-zertifizieren/pruef-und-zertifizierungsstelle-elektrotechnik/pruefgrundsaetze

DIN EN 50041
Industrial low-voltage switching devices; control switches; position switches 42.5 x 80; dimensions and characteristics

DIN EN 50047
Industrial low-voltage switching devices; control switches; position switches 30 x 55; dimensions and characteristics

EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
The EMC Directive defines protective measurements, as well as the corresponding control modalities (control of the free trade of goods, measure s in case of discrepancies regarding the directive, marking prescriptions, transition periods etc.). If the requirements have been met (and all further applicable directives concerning the product), the bringing into circulation may not be hindered by any member state of the EC. If the requirements have not been met, the bringing into circulation can be prohibited or the product must be recalled. All manufacturers or their assignees, import and sales dealers who distribute devices conforming to the EMC Directive. In the terms of the directive all electrical and electronic apparatuses, plants and systems containing electrical and/or electronic components are called »devices«. The validation range covers all devices that can cause electromagnetic interference or which are influenced by such interference during operation . Furthermore it is applied to components, if these have a direct function and are accessible to end users. If protective measurements for particular products defined by this directive are harmonised by single directives, the EMC Directive is not valid for these products and these protective measurements and loses its validity with the legitimation of the single directives. (Automotives, tractors for farming and forestry, medical implants, telecommunication devices and self-made radio devices belong to this group of devices.)

EN ISO 13850
Safety of machinery - Emergency stop function - Principles for design

EN ISO 14119
Safety of machinery - Interlocking devices associated with guards - Principles for design and selection

IEC 60204-1
Safety of machines - electrical equipment of machines – part 1: general requirements

IEC 60529
Protection classes by enclosure – IEC 60529 defines the protection classes that provide information about the suitability of products in rough environments or about their insensitivity to humidity, wetness and dust.

IEC 60947-1
Low voltage devices - part 1: general regulations

IEC 60947-5-1
Low voltage devices - part 5-1: control devices and switching elements - electromechanical control devices (IEC 60947-5-1:2003); German edition EN 60947-5-1:2004, corrections to DIN EN 60947-5-1 (VDE 0660-200):2005-02

IEC 60947-5-2
Low voltage devices - part 5-2: control devices and switching elements – proximity switches (IEC 60947-5-2:1997 + A1:1999 + A2:2003); German edition EN 60947-5-2:1998 + A1:1999 + A2:2004

IEC 60947-5-3
Low voltage devices - part 5-3: control devices and switching elements - requirements for proximity switches with defined behaviour under fault conditions (PDF) (IEC 60947-5-3:1999 + A1:2005); German edition EN 60947-5-3:1999 + A1:2005

IEC 60947-5-5
Low voltage devices - part 5-5: control devices and switching elements – electrical e mergency-stop device with mechanical latching function (IEC 60947-5-5:1997 + A1:2005); German edition EN 60947-5-5:1997 + A1:2005

IEC 60947-5-6
Low voltage devices - part 5-6: control devices and switching elements – direct current interface for proximity sensors and amplifying module (NAMUR) (IEC 60947-5-6:1999); German edition EN 60947-5-6:2000

Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU
The purpose of this Directive is to ensure that electrical devices in the marketplace meet the standards guaranteeing high levels of protection regarding the health and safety of human beings and domestic and other animals, as well as goods, while at the same time safeguarding the single market.

This Directive applies to electrical devices for application at an operating voltage of between 50 and 1000 V for alternating current and between 75 and 1500 V for direct current, excluding the devices and fields listed in appendix II of the directive.

Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC: Machine safety in Europe
The European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC regulates the bringing into circulation and thus free trade of machines within the European Economic Community (EEC).

Operators’ Directive 1999/92/EC
Of the European Parliament and of the council from December 16th, 1999, on the minimum requirements for improving the safety and health of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres (15th individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC). In Germany this D irective has been implemented within national law as the »Operator’s Safety Decree«.