Global Site | english

Standards expertise

Is the control cabinet for a machine subject to DIN EN 61439-1 or DIN EN 60204-1?

... We frequently supply machine builders with ready-made control cabinets for machines. In this case is the control cabinet a low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assembly in accordance with DIN EN 61439-1? Or must DIN EN 60204-1 be applied?


Standards are always non-binding; they represent the basic tool for complying with the specifications of directives.

In the case described it could be the EMC or Low Voltage Directive.

This question cannot be answered across the board. We have taken two situations by way of example:

1) You are only building the control cabinet (customer has the electrical design).
In this case, the customer must CE certify the control cabinet together with the machine.
2) If the electrical design is on your premises, you must CE certify the control cabinet and supply it with the declaration of conformity in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive and EMC Directive. You CAN apply all relevant standards that are published for both these directives in the Official Journal of the EU.

The exact standard to consider for the installation described and the components used in the control cabinet cannot be clearly determined from afar. Recommendation: A scope is defined in each standard. On this basis, document why a standard has been applied (or why not).

 

Headoffice

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG
Felix-Wankel-Straße 2
73760 Ostfildern
Germany

Telephone: +49 711 3409-0
E-Mail: pilz.gmbh@pilz.de

Technical Support

Telephone: +49 711 3409 444
E-Mail: support@pilz.com

Americas

  • United States (toll-free): +1 877-PILZUSA (745-9872)
  • Mexico: +52 55 5572 1300
  • Brazil: + 55 11 4942-7028
  • Canada: +1 888-315-PILZ (315-7459)

Europe

  • Netherlands: +31 347 320477
  • Switzerland: +41 62 88979 30
  • Denmark: +45 74436332
  • Finland: +358 10 3224030 / +45 74436332
  • Austria: +43 1 7986263-444
  • Ireland: +353 21 4804983
  • Italy: +39 0362 1826711
  • Germany: +49 711 3409 444
  • United Kingdom: +44 1536 462203
  • Belgium: +32 9 321 75 75
  • France (toll-free): +33 3 88104000
  • Spain: +34 938497433
  • Sweden: +46 300 13990 / +45 74436332
  • Russia: +7 495 6654993
  • Turkey: +90 216 5775552

Asia Pacific

  • South Korea: +82 31 778 3390
  • China: +86 21 60880878-216
  • Taiwan: +886 2 25700068
  • Australia: +61 3 9560 0621
  • New Zealand: +64 9 6345350
  • Japan: +81 45 471 2281