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Document ID (ISN)110511
CIS number 10-0125
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-416-4
Year 2010
Convention or series no. Guide RF-634
Author(s) Burlet-Vienney D., Jocelyn S., Daigle R., Massé S.
Title Safeguarding of hydraulic power press brakes
Original title Sécurisation des presses plieuses hydrauliques [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, 2010. 32p. Illus. 9 ref. Price: CAD 8.40. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract This guide addresses means available for safeguarding hydraulic power press brakes, mainly against the risk of operators being caught up and crushed between the dies. It emphasizes two recently-developed protection techniques: light curtains and laser beam devices, and is aimed at all persons involved in decisions relating to the safeguarding of hydraulic press brakes. The first part presents basic safeguarding concepts together with the vocabulary related to hydraulic power press brakes. The next part defines the production variables that need to be taken into account when selecting the most suitable safeguarding methods. Various means of safeguarding the front, rear and lateral zones are then explained.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; hydraulic presses; press brakes; automatic guards; mechanical hazards
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; contusion; selection of equipment; electronic guards; photoelectric guards; proximity detector guards; safety guides; restricted areas; public OSH institutions; entanglement; glossary
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceQuebec
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Metalworking industry