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Reference EN 61310-3:1999
Title Safety of machinery - Indication, marking and actuation - Part 3: Requirements for the location and operation of actuators
Project Number 229
Abstract/Scope Specifies safety-related requirements for actuators, operated by the hand or by other parts of the human body, at the man-machine interface. 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. Based on EN 60447, but is also applicable to non-electrotechnical technologies. Covers single actuators as well as groups of actuators forming part of an assembly.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1999-04-12
Current Stage code deadline 2000-01-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC), MD (98/37/EC)
Order Voucher BC/CEN/13-88


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 44
Reference Document IEC 61310-3:1999 (EQV)
ICS 13.110 - Safety of machinery
Keywords Machinery; Actuator; Marking; Indication; Safety
Note EN following parallel vote* Superseded by EN 61310-3:2008
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1999-04-12 2000-01-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1999-04-01 1999-05-01  
5062 1999-02-15 1999-04-01  
5020 1998-10-30 1998-12-31  
4099 1998-10-25 1999-03-26  
4020 1998-01-09 1998-06-15  
3099 1998-01-05 1998-01-09  
2020 1996-05-31    
3099 1994-10-11 1996-03-28  
3099 1994-03-30 1994-08-30  
3093 1993-02-10 1993-08-10  
3099 1992-05-21    
2020 1992-01-16 1992-07-16  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1999-04-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1999-04-12
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1999-07-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2000-01-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2002-04-01


Superseded by EN 61310-3:2008
Normative reference (6) EN 894-2:1997
ISO/TR 12100-1:1992
ISO/TR 12100-2:1992
EN 60204-1:1997
corr. September 1998
EN 60447:1993
EN 61310-1:1995
EN 61310-2:1995

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