Standard: IEC 60073

BASIC AND SAFETY PRINCIPLES FOR MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE, MARKING AND IDENTIFICATION - CODING PRINCIPLES FOR INDICATORS AND ACTUATORS

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Scope:

This International Standard establishes general rules for assigning particular meanings to certain visual, acoustic and tactile indications in order to

– increase the safety of persons, property and/or the environment through the safe monitoring and control of the equipment or process;

– facilitate the proper monitoring, control and maintenance of the equipment or process;

– facilitate the rapid recognition of control conditions and actuator positions.

This standard is for general application:

– from simple cases such as single indicator lights, push-buttons, mechanical indicators, light emitting diodes (LEDs) or video display screens to extensive control stations which may include a wide variety of devices for controlling an equipment or process;

NOTE Application of the general coding principles for displays on screens should be carried out without modification.

– where the safety of persons, property and/or the environment is involved, and also where the above-mentioned codes are used to facilitate the proper monitoring and controlling of equipment;

– where a particular kind of coding is to be assigned by a technical committee to a special function.

Organization: International Electrotechnical Commission
Document Number: iec 60073
Publish Date: 2002-05-01
Page Count: 70
Available Languages: EN,FR
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

Document History

Document # Change Type Update Date Revision Status
IEC 60073 Change Type: Update Date: 1996-01-01 Revision: 5.0 Status: INAC
IEC 60073 Change Type: Revision: 4.0 Status: INAC
IEC 60073 Change Type: A1 Revision: 3.0 Status: INAC
IEC 60073 Change Type: A1 Revision: 3.0 Status: INAC
IEC 60073 Change Type: Revision: 3.0 Status: INAC

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