Graphical symbols for use on equipment - Graphical symbols for multimedia equipment - Current practice

IEC TR 62964:2015(E) provides the result of a study of some of the graphical symbols for use on equipment standardized in IEC 60417 being primarily intended to:
- identify the equipment or a part of the equipment (e.g. a control or display);
- indicate a functional state (e.g. on, off, alarm);
- designate connections (e.g. terminals, filling points for materials);
- provide information on packaging (e.g. identification of contents, instructions for handling);
- provide instruction for the operation of the equipment (e.g. limitations of use);
- in the focus of contemporary use of graphical symbols for use on multimedia equipment, and new possible meanings to be envisaged as well as new graphical symbols not yet standardized in IEC 60417.

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IEC TR 62964
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IEC TR 62964
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 3

INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................... 5

1 Scope .............................................................................................................................. 6

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................... 6

3 Terms and definitions ...................................................................................................... 6

4 Current practice ............................................................................................................... 7

4.1 General ................................................................................................................... 7

4.2 Current practice for control ..................................................................................... 7

4.3 Current practice for indication ............................................................................... 10

Bibliography .......................................................................................................................... 14

Table 1 – Current practice for controls .................................................................................... 8

Table 2 – Current practice for indication ............................................................................... 11

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GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS FOR USE ON EQUIPMENT –
GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS FOR MULTIMEDIA EQUIPMENT –
CURRENT PRACTICE
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Graphical symbols for use on equipment, of IEC technical committee 3: Information structures

and elements, identification and marking principles, documentation and graphical symbols.

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INTRODUCTION

The first edition of IEC 60417, Graphical symbols for use on equipment, was published in

1973. Since then the publication has been maintained and updated continuously, mainly by

adding new graphical symbols in order to meet the requirements of technical committees and

subcommittees within the IEC as well as ISO/IEC JTC 1 together with industries.

This Technical Report thus includes classical graphical symbols targeted to specific

application areas as well as basic graphical symbols for general application.

In the era of information communication technology (ICT), new graphical symbols for use on

such equipment as multimedia equipment have been in strong demand for standardization.

These graphical symbols are not only printed, engraved, embossed, or moulded on the

equipment, but also used on screens and displays. In the latter case, the appearance of a

graphical symbol is dynamically changed to indicate a state of the equipment.

This Technical Report intends to highlight current tendency and practice of using graphical

symbols for use on equipment.
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GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS FOR USE ON EQUIPMENT –
GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS FOR MULTIMEDIA EQUIPMENT –
CURRENT PRACTICE
1 Scope

This Technical Report provides the result of a study of some of the graphical symbols for use

on equipment standardized in IEC 60417 being primarily intended to:
– identify the equipment or a part of the equipment (e.g. a control or display);
– indicate a functional state (e.g. on, off, alarm);
– designate connections (e.g. terminals, filling points for materials);

– provide information on packaging (e.g. identification of contents, instructions for handling);

– provide instruction for the operation of the equipment (e.g. limitations of use);

in the focus of contemporary use of graphical symbols for use on multimedia equipment, and

new possible meanings to be envisaged as well as new graphical symbols not yet
standardized in IEC 60417.
2 Normative references

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and

are indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any
amendments) applies.
None.
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document the following terms and definitions apply.
3.1
equipment
associated assemblies intended to achieve a defined final objective
[SOURCE: IEC 80416-1:2008, 3.3]
3.2
graphical symbol

visually perceptible figure with a particular meaning used to transmit information

independently of language
[SOURCE: IEC 80416-1:2008, 3.4]
3.3
...

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