This document deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to haul-offs for cable, cable core, profiles and pipes for processing plastic and rubber, when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Annex A). The hazards have been identified taking into account all phases of the machine life cycle according to EN ISO 12100:2010, 5.4.
The following kinds of haul-offs are covered:
- caterpillar haul-offs;
- belt haul-offs;
- capstan haul-offs;
- belt capstan haul-offs;
- roller haul-offs.
The haul-off can function independently and begins at the product inlet opening and ends at the product outlet.
Cutting units which are integrated with or attached to the haul-off are not covered.
Take-off devices used on film or sheet lines are not covered.
This document is not applicable to haul-offs that are manufactured before the date of its publication.