Industrial machinery excluding Machinery for the production and use of mechanical power 

This subsector comprises 38 technical bodies from CEN and CENELEC, dealing with the wide range of machinery used by the industries (e.g. paper, textile, food, oil and gas, amusement, etc.). 

Electrical aspects relating to machinery safety are within the responsibility of CLC/TC 44x 'Safety of machinery: electrotechnical aspects'.

Many of the documents are harmonised standards in support of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

CEN/TC 438 ‘Additive Manufacturing‘ in cooperation with its ISO corresponding technical committee produces standards for additive manufacturing technologies.

CEN/TC 10 ‘Standardization on lifts, escalators and moving walks’ is one of the oldest CEN technical bodies. The TC has in its portfolio more than 40 published standards, 75 % of which are harmonised with the Lifts (2014/33/EU) or Machinery (2006/42/EC) Directives.

For more information contact Joanna FRANKOWSKA.

News and events

Technical bodies and activities

CEN/SS H10 Sewing machines
CEN/SS I09 Small tools
CEN/TC 10 Lifts, escalators and moving walks
CEN/TC 12 Materials, equipment and offshore structures for petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries
CEN/TC 142 Woodworking machines - Safety
CEN/TC 143 Machine tools - Safety
CEN/TC 145 Plastics and rubber machines
CEN/TC 146 Packaging machines - Safety
CEN/TC 147 Cranes - Safety
CEN/TC 148 Continuous handling equipment and systems - Safety
CEN/TC 149 Power-operated warehouse equipment
CEN/TC 150 Industrial Trucks - Safety
CEN/TC 152 Fairground and amusement park machinery and structures - Safety
CEN/TC 153 Machinery intended for use with foodstuffs and feed
CEN/TC 168 Chains, ropes, webbing, slings and accessories - Safety
CEN/TC 186 Industrial thermoprocessing - Safety
CEN/TC 188 Conveyor belts
CEN/TC 197 Pumps
CEN/TC 198 Printing and paper machinery - Safety
CEN/TC 213 Cartridge operated hand-held tools - Safety
CEN/TC 214 Textile machinery and accessories
CEN/TC 232 Compressors, vacuum pumps and their systems
CEN/TC 236 Non-industrial manually operated shut-off valves for gas and particular combinations valves-other products
CEN/TC 255 Hand-held, non-electric power tools - Safety
CEN/TC 270 Internal combustion engines
CEN/TC 310 Advanced automation technologies and their applications
CEN/TC 313 Centrifuges
CEN/TC 322 Equipments for making and shaping of metals - Safety requirements
CEN/TC 397 Baling presses - Safety requirements
CEN/TC 399 Gas Turbines applications - Safety
CEN/TC 406 Mechanical products - Ecodesign methodology
CEN/TC 429 Food hygiene - Commercial warewashing machines - Hygiene requirements and testing
CEN/TC 433 Entertainment Technology - Machinery, equipment and installations
CEN/TC 438 Additive Manufacturing
CEN/TC 69 Industrial valves
CEN/TC 98 Lifting platforms

European legislation and mandates

EU Directives:
Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
Lifts Directive 2014/33/EU


  • M/396 (2006) Mandate addressed to CEN, CENELEC for Standardization in the field of machinery in support of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC;
  • M/549 (2016) standardisation request to CEN for standardisation as regards lifts and safety components for lifts in support of the Lifts Directive 2014/33/EU

Useful links and documents