IEC 63327:2021 deals with the safety of powered automatic floor treatment machines intended for commercial use indoors for the following applications:
– sweeping,
– scrubbing,
– wet or dry pick-up,
– polishing,
– application of wax, sealing products and powder-based detergents,
– shampooing
of floors.
The requirements given by this standard are applied in addition to the requirements for commercial floor treatment machines in IEC 60335-2-72, as far as applicable.
For automatic floor treatment machines solely designed for wet or dry pick-up, additional or modified requirements of IEC 60335-2-69 where stated are applicable.
Machines covered by this standard can operate in automatic or manual mode.
Modified requirements are given in Annex FF of this standard for automatic floor treatment machines not equipped with a manual mode.
The automatic floor treatment machines covered by this standard are designed to avoid hazardous contact with persons in the environment applied. It is recognized that automatic floor treatment machines for commercial use might require operation within close proximity to large groups of people, such as in shopping malls and schools.
Throughout this standard, the term “machine” is used to refer to an automatic floor treatment machine.
The following power systems are covered:
– rechargeable batteries that are recharged by built-in battery chargers or off-board battery chargers which may be incorporated within the circuitry of the machine, or mounted on the machine and incorporated within the enclosure of the automatic floor treatment machine; or powered by batteries that need to be removed to be recharged with a charger that is external to the machine,
– Other systems are under consideration.
This standard does not apply to
– vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances and automatic battery-operated cleaners for household use (IEC 60335-2-2);
– floor treatment machines and wet scrubbing machines for household use (IEC 60335‑2‑10);
– battery chargers (IEC 60335-2-29);
– floor treatment machines for commercial use (IEC 60335-2-67);
– spray extraction machines for commercial use (IEC 60335-2-68);
– road sweepers;
– machines designed for use on slopes with a gradient exceeding 20 %;
– machines equipped with a power take-off (PTO);
– machines designed for use in corrosive or explosive environments (dust, vapour or gas);
– machines designed for use in vehicles or on board of ships or aircraft.
– vacuum cleaners designed for pickup of combustible dust;
– appliances for medical purposes (IEC 60601-1);
– driverless industrial trucks and their systems (ISO 3691-4);
– robots and robotic devices: Safety requirements of personal care robots (ISO 13482)
– machines with parts that extend beyond the contact zone of the machine;
– machines designed for picking up liquids with a flash point below 55 °C.

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IEC 60335-2-67:2021 is available as IEC 60335-2-67:2021 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.IEC 60335-2-67:2021 deals with the safety of powered floor treatment machines intended for commercial indoor or outdoor use for the following applications:
- scrubbing,
- wet or dry pick-up,
- polishing and dry buffing,
- application of wax, sealing products and powder based detergents,
- shampooing,
- stripping, grinding and scarifying
of floors with an artificial surface.
These machines have a cleaning motion which is more lateral or periodic than linear.
By contrast, the cleaning motion of machines covered by IEC 60335-2-72 is more linear than lateral or periodic.
This standard applies to machines for commercial use. The following list, although not comprehensive, gives an indication of locations that are included in the scope:
- public use areas such as hotels, schools, hospitals;
- industrial locations, for example factories and manufacturing shops;
- retail outlets, for example shops and supermarkets;
- business premises, for example offices and banks;
- all uses other than normal housekeeping purposes.
These machines are not equipped with a traction drive.
Machines for the same intended function but equipped with a traction drive are covered by IEC 60335 2-72.
The following power systems are covered:
- internal combustion engines,
- mains powered motors up to a rated voltage of 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances,
- battery-operated machines.
Battery-operated machines may be equipped with a built-in battery charger.
This standard does not apply to
- vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances for household use (IEC 60335 2 2);
- floor treatment appliances for household use (IEC 60335-2-10);
- spray extraction machines for commercial use (IEC 60335-2-68);
- wet and dry vacuum cleaners, including power brush, for commercial use (IEC 60335 2 69);
IEC 60335-2-68 and IEC 60335-2-69 cover only machines without traction drive.
- floor treatment machines with or without traction drive, for commercial use (IEC 60335 2 72);
- hand-held and transportable motor-operated electric tools (IEC 60745 series, IEC 61029 series, IEC 62841 series);
- machines designed for use in corrosive or explosive environments (dust, vapour or gas);
- machines designed for picking up hazardous dusts (as defined in IEC 60335-2-69), inflammable substances, or glowing particles;
- machines designed for use in vehicles or on board of ships or aircraft.
This fifth edition cancels and replaces the fourth edition published in 2012 and its Amendment 1: 2016. It constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- editorial and technical alignment with IEC 60335-1:2020.
This part 2 is to be used in conjunction with the latest edition of IEC 60335-1 and its amendments. It was established on the basis of the sixth edition (2020) of that standard.

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IEC 60335-2-69:2021 deals with the safety of electrical motor-operated vacuum cleaners, including back-pack vacuum cleaners, and dust extractors, for wet suction, dry suction, or wet and dry suction, intended for commercial indoor or outdoor use with or without attachments. These machines may be provided with a blowing or inflating function. The inner diameter of the dust container connector to the suction hose shall not exceed 200 mm.
It also deals with the safety of centrally-sited vacuum cleaners, excluding the installation of the system.
Attention is drawn to the fact that additional requirements on the safe installation of centrally-sited vacuum cleaners are not addressed by this standard but need to be taken into account.
This standard applies to machines for commercial use. The following list, although not comprehensive, gives an indication of locations that are included in the scope:
– public use areas such as hotels, schools, hospitals;
– industrial locations, for example factories and manufacturing shops;
– retail outlets, for example shops and supermarkets;
– business premises, for example offices and banks;
– all uses other than normal housekeeping purposes.
These machines are not equipped with a traction drive. The following power systems are covered:
– mains powered motors up to a rated voltage of 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances,
– battery-operated motors.
Machines for the same intended function but equipped with a traction drive are covered by IEC 60335-2-72.
This standard also applies to machines handling hazardous dust, such as asbestos, and combustible dust in other than an explosive dust atmosphere.
Additional requirements for machines handling hazardous dust are given in normative Annex AA. Attention is drawn to the fact that in many countries additional requirements on hazardous substances might apply.
Radioactive substances are not covered by definition of hazardous dust for the purposes of this standard.
This standard does not apply to
– vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances for household use (IEC 60335-2-2);
– floor treatment machines for commercial use (IEC 60335-2-67, IEC 60335-2-72);
– spray extraction machines for commercial use (IEC 60335-2-68);
IEC 60335-2-67 and IEC 60335-2-68 cover only machines without traction drive.
– hand-held mains-operated electrical garden blowers, vacuums and blower vacuums (IEC 60335-2-100);
– hand-held and transportable motor-operated electric tools (IEC 60745 series, IEC 61029 series, IEC 62841 series);
– appliances for medical purposes (IEC 60601-1);
– machines designed for use in corrosive environments;
– machines designed for picking up liquids with a flash point below 55 °C;
– machines designed for use in explosive environments (dust, vapour or gas), except those designed for use in zone 22;
– machines intended to vacuum ash from fireplaces, chimneys, ovens, ashtrays and similar places of ash accumulation.
This sixth edition cancels and replaces the fifth edition published in 2016. It constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
– editorial and technical alignment with IEC 60335-1:2020;
– addition of requirements for pick-up of combustible dusts in other than an explosive dust atmosphere.
This part 2 is only to be used in conjunction with the latest edition of IEC 60335-1 and its amendments. It was established on the basis of the sixth edition (2020) of that standard.

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IEC 62784:2017 covers electrical mobile motor-operated vacuum cleaners Equipment Protection Level (EPL) Dc.
This includes dust extractors, for wet suction or dry suction, intended for commercial indoor use with or without attachments, to collect combustible dust in an explosive dust atmosphere.
The requirements for the construction and testing covered by this document are applied in addition to the requirements for commercial and industrial vacuum cleaners in IEC 60335-2-69.
This document supplements and modifies the requirements of IEC 60079-0. Whenever a requirement of this standard is in conflict with a requirement of IEC 60079-0 the requirement of this standard will take precedence.
The following power systems are covered:
- mains powered motors up to a rated voltage of 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances.
This document does not cover specific hazards associated with extreme ambient temperatures (less than –20 °C or higher than 40 °C) unless otherwise marked by the manufacturer as given in IEC 60079-0. The temperatures shall not exceed the temperature range of –20 °C to +60 °C.
This document does not cover motorized cleaning heads for which additional requirements are under consideration.
This document does not apply to:
- back-pack vacuum cleaners;
- vacuum cleaners with a traction drive;
- vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances for household use (IEC 60335-2-2);
- floor treatment machines for commercial use (IEC 60335-2-67, IEC 60335-2-72);
- spray extraction machines for commercial use (IEC 60335-2-68);
- hand-held mains-operated electrical garden blowers, vacuums and blower vacuums (IEC 60335-2-100);
- hand-held and transportable motor-operated electric tools (IEC 62841 series);
- appliances for medical purposes (IEC 60601-1);
- machines designed for use in corrosive environments;
- machines designed for picking up flammable liquids;
- machines designed for use in explosive environments due to the presence of explosive substances or pyrotechnical products, or unstable chemical substances.

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IEC 60335-2-69:2016 is available as IEC 60335-2-69:2016RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 60335-2-69:2016 deals with the safety of electrical motor-operated vacuum cleaners, including back-pack vacuum cleaners, and dust extractors, for wet suction, dry suction, or wet and dry suction, intended for commercial indoor or outdoor use with or without attachments. They may be provided with a blowing or inflating function. It also deals with the safety of centrally-sited vacuum cleaners, excluding the installation of the system. Requirements on the safe installation of centrally-sited vacuum cleaners are not addressed by this standard but need to be taken into account. This standard applies to machines for commercial use. The following list, although not comprehensive, gives an indication of locations that are included in the scope:
- public use areas such as hotels, schools, hospitals;
- industrial locations, for example factories and manufacturing shops;
- retail outlets, for example shops and supermarkets;
- business premises, for example offices and banks and
- all uses other than normal housekeeping purposes. They are not equipped with a traction drive. The following power systems are covered: mains powered motors up to a rated voltage of 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances, and battery powered motors. This standard also applies to machines handling hazardous dust, such as asbestos. This standard does not apply to:
- vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances for household use;
- floor treatment machines for commercial use;
- spray extraction machines for commercial use;
- hand-held mains-operated electrical garden blowers, vacuums and blower vacuums;
- hand-held and transportable motor-operated electric tools;
- appliances for medical purposes;
- machines designed for use in corrosive environments;
- machines designed for picking up liquids with a flash point below 55 °C and machines designed for use in explosive environments (dust, vapour or gas), except those designed for use in zone 22. This fifth edition cancels and replaces the fourth edition published in 2012. It constitutes a technical revision. The principal changes in this edition as compared with the third edition of IEC 60335-2-69 are as follows (minor changes are not listed):
- the scope has been revised editorially to avoid misunderstandings;
- terms and definitions has been revised with regard to the requirements revised;
- the standard has been revised in general and updated regarding state-of-the-art, as far as necessary, in particular some changes have been made to Clauses 15, 22 and 25;
- the standard has been aligned with the newest amendment of IEC 60335-1:2010+A1:2013;
- Annex AA was revised and restructured;
- Annex CC was revised;
- general additions for vacuum cleaners with blowing functions have been introduced and a new Annex GG 'Particular requirements for mobile wet vacuum cleaners for rescue and firefighting services (MWF)' was added. It was established on the basis of the fifth edition (2010) of that standard. The attention of National Committees is drawn to the fact that equipment manufacturers and testing organizations may need a transitional period following publication of a new, amended or revised IEC publication in which to make products in accordance with the new requirements and to equip themselves for conducting new or revised tests. It is the recommendation of the committee that the content of this publication be adopted for implementation nationally not earlier than 12 months or later than 36 months from the date of its publication. Key words: Vacuum Cleaner, Commercial Use, Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner, Power Brush
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60335-1:2010.

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IEC 60335-2-79:2016 deals with the safety of high-pressure cleaners without traction drive, intended for household and commercial indoor or outdoor use, having a rated pressure not less than 2,5 MPa and not exceeding 35 MPa. It also applies to steam cleaners and those parts of hot water high pressure cleaners incorporating a steam stage which have a capacity not exceeding 100 l, a rated pressure not exceeding 2,5 MPa and a product of capacity and rated pressure not exceeding 5 MPa·l. They are not equipped with a traction drive. The following power systems of the drive for the high pressure pump are covered:
- mains powered motors up to a rated voltage of 250 V for single-phase machines and 480 V for other machines,
- battery-operated motors,
- internal combustion engines,
- hydraulic or pneumatic motors. This standard does not apply to:
- high pressure water jet machines having a rated pressure exceeding 35 MPa;
- steam cleaners intended for domestic use;
- hand-held and transportable motor-operated electric tools;
- appliances for medical purposes;
- agricultural sprayers;
- non-liquid, solid abrasive cleaners;
- machines designed to be part of a production process;
- machines designed for use in corrosive or explosive environments (dust, vapour or gas) or
- machines designed for use in vehicles or on board of ships or aircraft. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2012. It constitutes a technical revision. The principal changes in this edition as compared with the third edition of IEC 60335-2-79 are as follows (minor changes are not listed):
- the standard has been revised editorially to avoid misunderstandings;
- the document has been revised for the consistent use of definitions throughout the text;
- correct references were added in the foreword;
- Annex B has been revised and updated;
- Clause 15 has been revised and updated;
- clarification of relevant liquid tanks has been added;
- in Clause 20 the revised temperature has been inserted and the text in 29.1 was modified in order to remove any misunderstandings and is in line with IEC 60335-2-102. This part 2 is to be used in conjunction with the latest edition of IEC 60335-1 and its amendments. It was established on the basis of the fifth edition (2010) of that standard. The attention of National Committees is drawn to the fact that equipment manufacturers and testing organizations may need a transitional period following publication of a new, amended or revised IEC publication in which to make products in accordance with the new requirements and to equip themselves for conducting new or revised tests. It is the recommendation of the committee that the content of this publication be adopted for implementation nationally not earlier than 12 months or later than 36 months from the date of its publication. Key words: Steam Cleaner, High Pressure Cleaner

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IEC 60335-2-72:2016 deals with the safety of powered ride-on and powered walk-behind machines intended for commercial indoor or outdoor use for the following applications: sweeping, scrubbing, wet or dry pick-up, polishing, application of wax, sealing products and powder based detergents and shampooing of floors with an artificial surface. Their cleaning motion is more linear than lateral or periodic. This standard applies to machines for commercial use. The following list, although not comprehensive, gives an indication of locations that are included in the scope:
- public use areas such as hotels, schools, hospitals;
- industrial locations, for example factories and manufacturing shops;
- retail outlets, for example shops and supermarkets;
- businesss premises, for example offices and banks and all uses other than normal housekeeping purposes. They may be equipped with a traction drive system. The following power systems are covered:
- internal combustion engines,
- mains powered motors up to a rated voltage of 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances and
- battery powered motors. Battery powered machines may be equipped with a built-in battery charger. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2012. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition (minor changes are not listed):
- the title has been changed for better distinction with regard to IEC 60335-2-67;
- the scope has been revised editorially to avoid misunderstandings;
- Clause 3 has been revised with regard to the requirements revised;
- the standard has been revised in general and updated regarding state-of-the-art, as far as necessary, in particular some changes have been made to Clauses 15, 22, and 25;
- the markings and instructions (Clause 7) have been revised basically;
- a new Annex DD Emission of acoustical noise was added and a new Annex EE Emission of vibration was added. The attention of National Committees is drawn to the fact that equipment manufacturers and testing organizations may need a transitional period following publication of a new, amended or revised IEC publication in which to make products in accordance with the new requirements and to equip themselves for conducting new or revised tests. It is the recommendation of the committee that the content of this standard be adopted for implementation nationally not earlier than 12 months or later than 36 months from the date of publication. Key words: Floor treatment machines, Walk-behind machines, powered ride-on machines, Traction drive.
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60335-1:2010.

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IEC 60335-2-68:2012 deals with the safety of electrical portable, non-self-propelled motor-operated spray extraction machines with or without attachments and with or without electrical heating elements, intended for commercial indoor use. This standard applies to machines for commercial use. The following list, although not comprehensive, gives an indication of locations that are included in the scope:
- public use areas such as hotels, schools, hospitals;
- industrial locations, for example factories and manufacturing shops;
- retail outlets, for example shops and supermarkets;
- business premises, for example offices and banks;
- rental services for those machines and all uses other than normal housekeeping purposes.
They are not equipped with a traction drive. The following power systems are covered: mains powered motors up to a rated voltage of 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances and battery powered motors. This standard applies to machines in which the pressure of the employed cleaning agent does not exceed 2,5 MPa, and in which the product of the pressure (in MPa) and the flow of cleaning agent (in litres per minute) does not exceed 100, and in which the temperature of the cleaning agent at the spray nozzle outlet does not exceed 85 °C. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2002 and its Amendments 1 (2005) and 2 (2007). It constitutes a technical revision. The principal changes in this edition as compared with the third edition of IEC 60335-2-68 are as follows (minor changes are not listed):
- the title has been changed for better distinction with regard to IEC 60335-2-72;
- the scope has been revised editorially to avoid misunderstandings;
- terms and definitions has been revised with regard to the requirements revised;
- the standard has been revised in general and updated regarding state-of-the-art, as far as necessary, in particular some changes has been made to Clauses 15, 22 and 25;
- the markings and instructions (Clause 7) have been revised basically;
- a new Annex AA 'Emission of acoustical noise' was added;
- and a new Annex BB 'Emission of vibration' was added. Keywords: Spray extraction machines; cleaning agent.
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60335-1:2010.

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IEC 60335-2-67:2012 deals with the safety of powered floor treatment machines intended for commercial indoor or outdoor use for the following applications:
- scrubbing,
- wet or dry pick-up,
- polishing and dry buffing,
- application of wax, sealing products and powder based detergents,
- shampooing,
- stripping, grinding and scarifying of floors with an artificial surface. Their cleaning motion is more lateral or periodic than linear. This standard applies to machines for commercial use. The following list, although not comprehensive, gives an indication of locations that are included in the scope:
- public use areas such as hotels, schools, hospitals;
- industrial locations, for example factories and manufacturing shops;
- retail outlets, for example shops and supermarkets;
- business premises, for example offices and banks;
- all uses other than normal housekeeping purposes.
They are not equipped with a traction drive. The following power systems are covered:
- internal combustion engines,
- mains powered motors up to a rated voltage of 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances,
- battery-powered motors.
Battery powered machines may be equipped with a built-in battery charger. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2002 and its Amendment 1 (2005). It constitutes a technical revision. The principal changes in this edition as compared with the third edition of IEC 60335-2-67 are as follows (minor changes are not listed):
- the title has been changed for better distinction with regard to IEC 60335-2-72;
- the scope has been revised editorially to avoid misunderstandings;
- terms and definitions has been revised with regard to the requirements revised;
- the standard has been revised in general and updated regarding state-of-the-art, as far as necessary, in particular some changes have been made to Clauses 15, 22 and 25;
- a new Annex BB (LPG requirements) was added;
- a new Annex CC 'Emission of acoustical noise' was added;
- and a new Annex DD 'Emission of vibration' was added. Keywords: Floor treatment machine; Water-suction cleaning machine
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60335-1:2010.

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