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Document ID (ISN)22486
CIS number 75-517
ISSN - Serial title Die Berufsgenossenschaft
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Knauss P.
Title Safety measures to prevent reaching into the danger area of metalworking presses
Original title Nachgreifsicherheit an Pressen der Metallbearbeitung [in German]
Bibliographic information June 1974, Vol.26, No.6, p.239-246. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract The author defines the limits of the hazard of reaching into the danger area and compares the research carried on up to the present on the velocity of the in-and-out reaching movement of the hand, considered as a safety criterion in this field. Guarding against reaching into the danger area of a press is basically linked to the problem of the inertial stroke of the ram. The author describes a method for measuring the inertia. The value of 1.6m/s laid down as a guideline in the German safety regulations is perfectly justified, in spite of slight differences of opinion. It is nevertheless only a first approximation, and further research is required.
Descriptors (primary) safety devices; mechanical power presses; metalworking industry; accident research; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) Germany (Federal Republic of); protection criteria; velocity measurement; inertia
Document type -
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Metalworking industry
Safety devices
Accident research