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Determining the performance level

Performance level

Performance level

The concept performance level was introduced together with Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC on 29/12/2009 and replaces the previously commonly used safety categories.

Influencing criteria

The basis for determining the performance level is the severity of the potential damage, as well as the probabilities of it occurring. For more detailed information on determining the levels, refer to ISO 13849-1.


The performance level is needed to design the safety level. The safety controls are designed depending on the required level.

To assist you in determining the performance level, we provide you here with a little tool to determine the required performance level. Please specify the determined value with your inquiry so that we can choose our control components accordingly.