|Document ID (ISN)||101010|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Engineering Information Sheet No.39
Health and Safety Executive
||Reducing noise from CNC punch presses
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Sep. 2002. 4p. 8 ref.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/eis39.pdf [in English]
||CNC punch presses are capable of producing high levels of noise, depending on the type of materials being worked and the operation they are performing. Older machines can expose operators to 95dB(A) during a typical punching cycle on 3mm steel plate. The Supply of Machinery Regulations 1992 (see CIS 96-410) require machinery to be designed and manufactured so that risks from noise are reduced to their lowest level. This has to be achieved, where possible, by using engineering methods of control of the noise at source. This information sheet aims to help machine manufacturers and users reduce employee exposure to noise when using CNC punch presses. Contents: noise problem with CNC punch presses; sources of noise from CNC punch presses; responsibilities of manufacturers and users; common noise control techniques; quiet tooling; maintenance; points to consider when buying new machines; training; short case studies of successful noise reduction measures.
||United Kingdom; metalworking industry; noise control; blanking presses
||legal aspects; case study; noise level; responsibilities; design of equipment; data sheet; selection of equipment
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)