This document specifies the safety requirements for the integration of machinery into a system. It gives requirements and recommendations for inherently safe design, safeguarding and information for the use of an IMS. This document is not intended to cover safety aspects of individual machines and equipment that can be covered by standards specific to those machines and equipment. Therefore, it deals only with those safety aspects that are important for the safety-relevant interconnection of the machines and components. Where component machines of an integrated machinery system are operated separately or individually, the safety requirements of the relevant safety standards for these machines and equipment apply. This document is also applicable when a modification of an existing IMS results in a new configuration, function, capability or location.