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ASABE to revise symbols for operator controls.

Press Release Summary:

Dec 05, 2016 -

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is adopting two ISO standards for agricultural equipment symbols. They include ISO 3767-1:2016, Tractors, machinery for agriculture and forestry, powered lawn and garden equipment - Symbols for operator controls and other displays, Part 1: Common symbols and Part 2: Symbols for agricultural tractors and machinery. 

American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers - St Joseph, MI

Original Press Release

ASABE to Revise Equipment Symbol and Display Standards

Press release date: Nov 29, 2016

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has initiated the national adoptions of two ISO standards for agricultural equipment symbols.

The standards are ISO 3767-1:2016, Tractors, machinery for agriculture and forestry, powered lawn and garden equipment — Symbols for operator controls and other displays, Part 1: Common symbols and Part 2: Symbols for agricultural tractors and machinery. These ISO standards were revised in 2016 and will replace earlier versions of the ISO documents initially adopted by ASABE in 2006. Adoption of the 2016 ISO standard versions will make available on the national level many new symbols utilized internationally.

These adoptions will further harmonize national and international standardization, a goal that facilitates manufacturing, safety advancements and product marketing worldwide.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 250 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at 269-932-7031, cedarq@asabe.org. A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at www.asabe.org/projects.

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300, emailing hq@asabe.org or visiting www.asabe.org/.

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