Selling laboratory, control and measurement equipment in the EU? You will need to comply with EN 61010-1:2010 by October 2013
The date is fast approaching. On October 1st 2013, compliance with EN 61010-1:2010 will be mandatory.
This edition was initially announced in 2010 as an update to the second edition published in 2001 and we are now coming to the end of the transition period. However, there is still time to ensure that your products are in compliance with the new requirements.
Scope of the EN 61010-1 Third Edition
The scope of the standard has expanded to include all locations where the following types of equipment are used:
Electrical test and measurement equipment
Electrical industrial process-control equipment
Electrical laboratory equipment
Other Important Changes
Introduces the requirement for red pushbuttons and indictors.
New allowance for products with permanent supply cords.
New requirements specified for insulation.
Requirements for moving parts have been modified.
New requirements for load testing on equipment supporting heavy loads.
Introduces risk assessment as a means of identifying the energy levels that equipment must resist during mechanical stress testing.
Surface temperature limits modified to conform to the limits of EN 563.
Radiation requirements modified to take into account a distinction between intended emission and unintended emission.
Clause 17 (New)
New clause deals with hazards and environments not covered by the standard.
Annex J introduces the new requirements for risk assessment.
Our experts at TÜV SÜD Product Service are well informed about how the new edition affects you and are more than willing to assist in ensuring that your products are safe, reliable and compliant.