ISO-28881 Machine tools - Safety - Electro-discharge machines


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ISO 28881:2013 specifies safety requirements and/or protective measures, applicable to EDM equipment and EDM systems, such as manually controlled EDM die sinking or EDM drilling machines, numerically controlled EDM die sinking or EDM drilling machines and numerically controlled EDM wire cutting machines intended to be adopted by persons undertaking the design, construction, installation and/or supply of such equipment. It also includes information to be provided by the manufacturer to the user. It is not applicable to arc eroding and electro-chemical machining equipment.

ISO 28881:2013 takes account of the precondition of the intended use as well as the reasonably foreseeable misuse, in normal workshop environments and non-explosive atmospheres, including transportation, installation, setting, maintenance, repair and dismantling for removal or disposal of EDM equipment and EDM systems.

It is also applicable to auxiliary devices essential for EDM processing.

ISO 28881:2013 deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations or hazardous events relevant to EDM equipment and EDM systems, where they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer.

ISO 28881:2013 is intended to apply to machines manufactured after its date of publication.




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ISO 28881:2013

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Publication Date

Aug. 1, 2013

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ISO/TC 39/SC 10