Withdrawn from 04.08.2014
This document specifies the essential safety requirements for hydraulic presses, including toggle and hydro-mechanic ones, with a vertical closing movement more than 6 mm for the moulding of plastics and/or rubber. This document covers both compression moulding (see 3.1.1) and transfer moulding (see 3.1.2). All hazards listed in clause 4 are covered by this document. The following machines are excluded: - injection moulding machines (see EN 201); - presses for curing pneumatic tyres; - presses for curing inner tubes and curing bags; - hydraulic presses as covered by EN 693; - mechanical presses as covered by EN 692; - thermoforming machines (see EN 12409); - RIM machines (see EN 1612-1 and EN 1612-2). The safety requirements for the additional hazards arising from the interaction between presses and ancillary equipment especially loading and unloading devices are specified. The safety requirements for the ancillary equipment itself are not specified.