This European Standard specifies requirements for the design and selection of low voltage electrotechnical equipment for all type of cranes, with the objectives of ensuring reliability of safety-related function and protecting personnel from hazards affecting their health and safety.
NOTE Specific requirements for particular types of cranes, and for load lifting attachments, are given in the appropriate European standard.
The equipment covered by this European Standard commences at the point of connection of the supply to the electrical equipment of the crane including systems for power supply and control feeders situated outside the crane, e.g. flexible cables, conductor wires or bars, cableless controls.
The standard does not cover individual items of electrical equipment except with regard to their selection for specific aspects of use.
The significant hazards covered by this European Standard are identified in clause 4.
This standard doesn't deal with voltages over 1000 V a.c. and 1500 V d.c..
This standard does not cover hazards related to the lifting of persons.
This document is not applicable to cranes which are manufactured before the date of publication by CEN of this document.
Authors of Product-Specific-Standards should copy the relevant clauses of this standard instead of referring to EN 13135, and should refer directly to EN 60204-32 whenever possible.