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Reference CLC/TS 61496-2:2003
Title Safety of machinery - Electro-sensitive protective equipment - Part 2: Particular requirements for equipment using active opto-electronic protective devices (AOPD)
Project Number 1109
Abstract/Scope Specifies requirements for the design, construction and testing of electro-sensitive protective equipment (ESPE) for the safeguarding of machinery, employing active opto-electronic protective devices (AOPDs) for the sensing function. Special attention is directed to features that ensure an appropriate safety-related performance is achieved. Is restricted to the functioning of the ESPE and how it interfaces with the machine.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2003-12-16
Current Stage code deadline 2005-09-15
Deadline date for vote  


Order Voucher BC/CEN/13-88


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 44
Reference Document IEC 61496-2:1997 (EQV)
ICS 31.260 - Optoelectronics. Laser equipment
Keywords Machinery; Electro-sensitive; Protective equipment; Opto-electronic; AOPD
Note Superseded by CLC/TS 61496-2:2006
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2003-12-16 2005-09-15 export to doc file  EN
5099 2003-09-15 2003-12-15  
5060 2003-09-15 2003-09-29  
5020 2003-06-13 2003-09-12  
1090 2003-03-18 2003-09-18  
5092 2002-12-03 2003-06-03  
5092 2000-05-17 2000-11-30  
5091 1997-09-30 1997-12-31  
5062 1997-09-09 1997-10-01  
5020 1997-05-30 1997-08-15  
1090 1997-05-26 1997-05-27  
2020 1995-09-28 1996-03-28  
4060 1995-04-13 1995-09-29  
4020 1994-05-11 1994-11-15  
4020 1993-03-21 1993-08-21  
4020 1992-05-21 1992-10-21  
4020 1992-01-16 1992-06-16  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2003-09-15
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2003-12-16
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2004-03-16
date of Publication (DOP) (4) -
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) -


Superseded by CLC/TS 61496-2:2006
Normative reference (6) EN 60825-1:1994
corr. February 1995

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.