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Reference EN 61310-3:2008
Title Safety of machinery - Indication, marking and actuation - Part 3: Requirements for the location and operation of actuators
Project Number 17117
Abstract/Scope Specifies safety-related requirements for actuators, operated by the hand or by other parts of the human body, at the human-machine interface. It gives general requirements for the standard direction of movement for actuators; the arrangement of an actuator in relation to other actuators; the correlation between an action and its final effects. It includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: Table 1, Table 2 and Table A.1 have been revised editorially.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-02-06
Current Stage code deadline 2008-09-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC), MD (2006/42/EC), MD (98/37/EC)
Mandate(s) M/396
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 44
Reference Document IEC 61310-3:2007 (EQV)
ICS 13.110 - Safety of machinery
Keywords Machinery; Actuation; Marking; Indication; Safety
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2008-02-06 2008-09-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2007-12-01 2008-02-01  
5060 2007-01-18 2007-02-01 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-11-10 2007-01-12  
4099 2006-06-09 2006-08-11  
5060 2006-05-05 2006-08-31 export to doc file  EN
5020 2005-11-04 2006-04-07  
1090 2005-11-02 2005-11-04  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-12-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-02-06
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-03-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-09-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2010-12-01


Supersedes EN 61310-3:1999
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 1503:1977
ISO 9355-2:1999
ISO 12100-2:2003
ISO 13851:2002
EN 60073:2002
EN 60447:2004
EN 61310-1:2008
EN 61310-2:2008

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