IEC 61010 Mechanical Hazards Compliance Testing
Protection against mechanical hazards testing is a product safety standard applicable for electronic and electrical equipment. As a nationally recognized testing lab, we realize the importance of IEC 61010 product safety compliance testing. Meeting the tested and certified IEC 61010 mechanical hazardous requirements can be difficult. We understand the challenges and guide companies through the process.
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Summary of IEC 61010 Product Safety Compliance Testing
This IEC standard test method describes the mechanical hazards pertaining to product safety. The product safety conformance testing standard prohibits equipment from hazards including:
- Sharp edges, which could cause cuts.
- Moving parts that could crush body parts or penetrate the skin.
- Unstable equipment that could fall on a person while in use or being moved.
- Falling equipment, resulting from breakage of a supporting part.
- Expelled parts from the testing equipment.
These mechanical hazards are explained individually below.
A single fault condition is described as a condition in which one’s means for protection against a hazard is defective or one fault is present.
IEC 61010-1 Protection Against Mechanical Hazard Conditions
Sharp Edges: Manufacturers must make all easily-touched parts of the equipment smooth and rounded. This is done so as not to cause injury during normal use of the equipment. Unless the fault presents an obvious hazard, easily-touched parts are not to cause an injury in a single fault condition.
Moving Parts: Hazards from moving parts can not exceed a tolerable level. However, exceptions include the necessity of the moving part in regard to the operation of the equipment.
Maintained Gaps: The minimum maintained gaps to prevent crushing different body parts are as follows. Please note that the values in this table are for adults. The minimum gaps (in mm) required to avoid crushing are: Torso (500), Head (300), Leg (180), Foot (120), Toes (50), Arm (120), Hand (100), Finger (25).
Stability: Equipment and assemblies not secured to the building structure prior to operation must be physically secured. If the stability is maintained after the opening of drawers, etc. these means are automatic. The means must show a warning marking to apply. Conformity is checked by inspection and carrying out standard IEC methods.
Lifting and Carrying: For products tested heavier than 18 kg, the equipment must provide assistance for lifting and carrying. Parts of lifting devices that support heavy loads are rated for the maximum load. The device must also be tested to withstand four times the maximum load.
Wall Mounting: Brackets on equipment intended to be mounted on a wall or ceiling must withstand a force four times the weight of the equipment. Product safety compliance is checked after mounting the equipment in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, using the fasteners, and wall construction specified.
Expelled Parts: Equipment must limit or contain the energy of parts that cause a hazard if expelled in the event of a fault. The means of protection against expelled parts will not be removable without the aid of a tool.
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