This standard contains safety and performance requirements for industrial and professional equipment used in arc welding and allied processes to feed filler wire. The wire feeder may be a stand-alone unit which may be connected to a separate welding power source or one where the welding power source and the wire feeder are housed in a single enclosure. The wire feeder may be suitable for manually or mechanically guided torches. This standard shall be applied in conjunction with DIN EN 60974-1 (VDE 0544-1):2013-06. The responsible committee is DKE/K 361 "Lichtbogenschweißeinrichtungen (Schmelzschweißen)" ("Arc welding equipment") of the DKE (German Commission for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies) at DIN and VDE.