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Reference EN 60974-7:2013
Title Arc welding equipment - Part 7:Torches
Project Number 23563
Abstract/Scope IEC 60974-7:2013 specifies safety and construction requirements for torches for arc welding and allied processes. This part of IEC 60974 is applicable to manual, mechanically guided, air-cooled, liquid-cooled, motorized, spool-on and fume extraction torches. In this part of IEC 60974, a torch consists of the torch body, the cable-hose assembly and other components. This part of IEC 60974 is also applicable to a cable-hose assembly connected between a power source and ancillary equipment. This part of IEC 60974 is not applicable to electrode holders for manual metal arc welding or air-arc cutting/gouging. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2007 and constitutes a technical revision. The significant changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below: - new requirement for degree of protection of torch coupling device (see Table 1); - scope is extended to cable-hose assembly connected between a power source and ancillary equipment (see Clause 1); - torch parts, as recommended by the manufacturer, are included in the safe plasma cutting system design (see 7.4.2); - new flammability requirement for handle material (see 11.3).


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-05-03
Current Stage code deadline 2013-11-28
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 26
Reference Document IEC 60974-7:2013 (EQV)
ICS 25.160 - Welding, brazing and soldering
Keywords Arc; Welding; Torch
Note Supersedes EN 60974-7:2005 * This EN is to be used in conjunction with EN 60974-1
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2013-05-03 2013-11-28 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2013-02-28 2013-03-28  
5060 2012-11-26 2012-12-17 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-09-21 2012-11-23  
3090 2011-11-11 2012-07-31  
5060 2011-10-24 2011-11-14 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-05-20 2011-10-21  
1090 2011-05-17 2011-05-20  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-02-28
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-05-03
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-05-28
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-11-28
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-02-28


Supersedes EN 60974-7:2005
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-802:2011
IEC 60529:2001
EN 60664-1:2007
EN 60695-11-10:1999
EN 60974-1:2012

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