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ISO 19085-15:2021

Woodworking machines — Safety — Part 15: Presses

Oct 14, 2021

General information

90.92     Oct 15, 2021


ISO/TC 39/SC 4

International Standard

79.120.10     13.110  

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This document gives the safety requirements and measures for stationary manually loaded and unloaded:
—    cold presses;
—    hot presses;
—    bending presses;
—    edge/face gluing presses;
—    membrane presses;
—    embossing presses;
where the pressing force is applied by hydraulic actuators pushing two flat or shaped surfaces against each other, hereinafter referred to as "machines".
It deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events as listed in Clause 4 relevant to machines, when operated, adjusted and maintained as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer including reasonably foreseeable misuse. Also, transport, assembly, dismantling, disabling and scrapping phases are taken into account.
NOTE      For relevant but not significant hazards, e.g. sharp edges of the machine frame, see ISO 12100:2010.
It is also applicable to machines fitted with one or more of the following devices/additional working units, whose hazards have been dealt with:
a) device for hot gluing;
b) device for high-frequency gluing;
c) device for high-frequency shaping;
d) automatic work-piece loading and unloading system;
e) intermediate additional platens;
f) work-piece extractor;
g) work-piece clamping pressure beam;
h) split moveable platens.
The machines are designed to process work-pieces consisting of:
1)    solid wood;
2)    materials with similar characteristics to wood (see ISO 19085‑1:2017, 3.2);
3)    honeycomb board.
This document does not deal with any hazards related to:
—    specific devices that differ from the list above;
—    hot fluid heating systems internal to the machine other than electrical;
—    any hot fluid heating systems external to the machine;
—    operation of taking intermediate platens out and in again;
—    the combination of a single machine being used with any other machine (as part of a line).
It is not applicable to:
—    frame presses;
—    membrane presses where the pressing force is applied by vacuum only;
—    presses for producing chipboard, fibreboard, OSB;
—    machines intended for use in potentially explosive atmosphere;
—    machines manufactured before the date of its publication as an international standard.

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ISO 19085-15:2021
90.92 Standard to be revised
Oct 15, 2021


ISO/DIS 19085-15

National adoptions

Woodworking machines - Safety - Part 15: Presses (ISO 19085-15:2021)

60.60 Standard published

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