This document gives the safety requirements and measures for single spindle vertical moulding machines as defined in 3.1, capable of continuous production use and hereinafter referred to as “machines”.
The machines are designed to cut solid wood and material with similar physical characteristics to wood.
It deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events as listed in Annex A, relevant to the machines when they are operated, adjusted and maintained as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer including reasonably foreseeable misuse. Also, transport, assembly, dismantling, disabling and scrapping phases have been taken into account.
It is also applicable to machines fitted with one or more of the following devices/additional working units, whose hazards have been dealt with:
a) device for the arbor to be vertically adjustable relative to the table;
b) device to tilt the arbor;
c) device to fit a manually operated tenoning sliding table;
d) glass bead saw unit;
e) adjustable table insert;
f) device for changing the direction of rotation of the spindle;
g) device for fixing shank mounted tools on the arbor;
h) interchangeable arbor;
i) quick tool/arbor change system;
j) demountable power feed unit;
k) support for the demountable power feed unit with power-driven adjustments.
This document does not apply to
1) machines equipped with outboard bearings,
2) machines equipped with powered movements of a front extension table and/or a tenoning sliding table.
This document is not applicable to machines intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres or to machines manufactured prior to the date of its publication.