SS-EN-ISO-20643 Mechanical vibration - Hand-held and hand-guided machinery - Principles for evaluation of vibration emission (ISO 20643:2005)

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This document provides the basis for the drafting of vibration test codes for hand-held and hand-guided power-driven machinery. It specifies the determination of hand-transmitted vibration emission in terms of frequency-weighted root-mean-square (r.m.s.) acceleration during type testing. For machines where vibration test codes do not exist, it may also be used for determination of emission values and contains sufficient guidance for designing an appropriate test. NOTE Vibration test codes based on this document should define measuring procedures which provide controlled, repeatable and reproducible results which are, as far as possible, in agreement with the vibration values measured at the machine-hand contact surfaces under real working conditions and for which the uncertainties of measurement are quantified. This document is applicable to hand-held power tools (e.g. chipping hammers, sanders), hand-guided powered machines (e.g. lawn mowers, single-axle tractors, vibratory rollers) and other types of powered machines fitted with handles, guiding beams or similar means of control. It is applicable to machinery of all power sources (electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, internal combustion engine, etc.). It does not apply to fixed machinery in which the vibration is transmitted to the hands of the user through the workpiece.

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SS-EN ISO 20643:2008

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July 4, 2008



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International Equivalent

EN ISO 20643:2008(IDT); ISO 20643:2005(IDT)