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Reference EN 60848:2013
Title GRAFCET specification language for sequential function charts
Project Number 23945
Abstract/Scope IEC 60848:2013 defines the GRAFCET specification language for the functional description of the behaviour of the sequential part of a control system. It specifies the symbols and rules for the graphical representation of this language, as well as for its interpretation and has been prepared for automated production systems of industrial applications. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2002 and constitutes a global technical revision with the extended definition of the concept of variables introducing: internal variable, input variable and output variable.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-06-07
Current Stage code deadline 2014-01-03
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 3
Reference Document IEC 60848:2013 (EQV)
ICS 29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
Keywords Chart; GRAFCET; Language; Sequential function
Note Supersedes EN 60848:2002
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Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-04-03
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-06-07
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-07-03
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-01-03
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-04-03


Supersedes EN 60848:2002
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