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Document ID (ISN)108827
CIS number 08-1450
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-253-5
Year 2008
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-557
Author(s) Chinniah Y., Champoux M.
Title Safety of automated machines - Analysis of risks and means of protection on a plastics injection press
Original title La sécurité des machines automatisées - Analyse des risques et des moyens de protection sur une presse à injection de plastique [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2008. vii, 83p. Illus. 25 ref. Price: CAD 10.50. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract This report presents a method for evaluating the safety of automated machines according to the procedure defined in ISO 14121:1999, applied to plastics injection moulding machines. Several interventions on two similar machines used in two plants in the Quebec plastics industry were observed. Although the findings cannot be directly transferred to risk analyses on other injection moulding or other types of automated machines, they nevertheless reveal several typically dangerous phenomena, situations and events associated with industrial machines. The report also discusses various safety principles, functions and components integrated into the electrical, programmable electronic and hydraulic control circuits aimed at reducing the risks of injection moulding machines that are applicable to several types of industrial machines.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; plastics converting industry; hazard evaluation; injection moulding
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; report; standard; description of technique; ISO
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation