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Document ID (ISN)76483
CIS number 01-557
ISSN - Serial title 0723-7561 - Die BG
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schlingensiepen J., Tismer S.
Title Beware of nips....
Original title Achtung Fangstelle ... [in German]
Bibliographic information May 1999, No.5, p.264-267. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract Laboratory experiments show that work clothing that is wet or soiled with oil and, surprisingly, cloth samples chemically impregnated (water or oil-proofed) get caught more easily by unguarded rotating machine parts than dry, clean and untreated work clothing. The experiments involved rotating cylinders with diameters of 100, 50 and 20mm and a surface roughness commonly used for rotating parts. It is recommended not to use substances which make work clothing more prone to get caught in machines, and to initiate the search for substances reducing this risk.
Descriptors (primary) nip protection; work clothing; textile finishes
Descriptors (secondary) man-machine interfaces; experimental determination; rolls; waterproofers
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Machinery and tools
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Safety devices
Protective clothing