This document specifies the essential safety requirements for the design, the construction and the integration of magnetic clamping systems (MCS) for plastics and rubber machines (e.g. injection moulding machines, compression moulding machines) and provides operational limits and information for their safe use.
This document deals with the basic hazards, hazardous situations or hazardous events that are listed in Annex A, when an MCS is used utilizing magnetic force to affix a mould to the platen of a machine in which it is integrated, and provides requirements to eliminate or adequately reduce the risks associated with these hazards taking into consideration conditions of misuse that are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer.
This document also specifies requirements for the MCS when integrated into a machine. This document does not deal specifically with hazards associated with production processes or other processes (e.g. horizontal or vertical injection moulding processes). Other standards can be applicable to these process hazards.
This document does not cover hydraulic, pneumatic or mechanical clamping systems.
This document is not applicable to MCS manufactured before the date of its publication.