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The Harmonised Standards published in the Official Journal of the European Union (EUOJ) under the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) are now classified according to their category, A, B or C.
Type A standards specify the basic concepts, terminology and design principles valid for all types of machinery.
Type B standards cover specific aspects of machine safety or specific types of protection equipment valid for a wide range of machinery.
Type C standards give the specifications for a given category of machinery.
This makes it easier to read the list of standards. Explanations are included regarding the application of each type of standard.