Safety of machinery - Safety requirements for extrusion presses for steel and non-ferrous metals
This European Standard applies to:
- extrusion presses from the exit side of the heater through associated handling, cooling and quenching equipment including, e.g. the puller, the hot saw, the run-out table, the stretcher, the cold saw, cold saw table and/or coiler when incorporated into the equipment, to a point where the extruded product is passed to associated finishing equipment.
It specifies the health and safety requirements at all stages in the life of the equipment, its design, ordering, construction, use and disposal.
This European Standard specifies requirements to be met by the manufacturer to ensure the health and safety of persons during construction, transport, commissioning, operation, maintenance and de-commissioning, as well as in the event of foreseeable faults as malfunctions which may occur in the equipment.
This European Standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to extrusion presses when they are used as intended and under conditions which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).
This European Standard is not applicable to extrusion presses which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN.