With their daily decisions, designers significantly influence the safety of machines and systems. This article provides an overview of the most important legal obligations that designers must at least fulfill in the product development process.[…]
Recently the publication of harmonized standards within the Official Journal of the EU occurs via amendments (by means of Implementing Decisions). In the meantime, consolidated lists ("summary lists") have been published for different EU-directives. In this technical article you will find an overview containing the consolidated lists for the directives on machinery, low voltage, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), pressure equipment, equipment for explosive atmoshperes (ATEX) and restriciton of hazardous substances (ROHS).
Important facts about safety distances to avoid crushing of limbs. Which safety distances must be observed when designing machines. The new standards EN ISO 13854 and EN ISO 13857 provide an important fundament for this.
After the transition period for EU directives expired on April 20, 2016, which were published in the Alignment Package of the EU Official Journal L 96, and no corresponding harmonized standard was published in the course of this, which regulates the procedure for carrying out risk assessments according to the low-voltage directive, this article is intended to answer the question whether the standard EN ISO 12100 harmonized according to the Machinery Directive can also be applied to products that are subject to the Low Voltage Directive. […]