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Document ID (ISN)101010
CIS number 03-412
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Engineering Information Sheet No.39
Health and Safety Executive
Title Reducing noise from CNC punch presses
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Sep. 2002. 4p. 8 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; metalworking industry; noise control; blanking presses
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; case study; noise level; responsibilities; design of equipment; data sheet; selection of equipment
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Metalworking industry