The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EG defines requirements for machines and plants which are placed on the market. This directive is a revised version of the first Machinery Directive accepted in 1989. This revised version has been valid since December 29, 2009 and must be applied accordingly. The national implementation of the Machinery Directive falls under the Equipment and Product Safety Act.
Two different Objectives Shall be Pursued:
1. Harmonization of requirements referring to safety and health protection, in order to achieve a high level of security.
2. Guarantee free circulation of machines on the EU market.
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Several harmonized standards are available which give support to fulfill the requirements of the Machinery Directive.
The requirements and possibilities of functional safety applications are described in the harmonized standards EN ISO 13849-1/-2 and EN 62061.