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ANSI B11.2-1995 (R2005)

Hydraulic Power Presses - Safety Requirements for Construction, Care, and Use

The requirements of this standard apply only to those machine tools, commonly referred to as hydraulic power presses, which transmit force hydraulically to cut, form, or assemble metal or other materials by means of tools or dies attached to or operated by slides. Excluded from the requirements of this standard are: Manually powered presses; mechanical power presses; air powered presses; powdered metal presses; horizontal hydraulic extrusion presses; high energy rate presses; manually positioned "C" frame punching and riveting presses; meat-processing presses; forging presses and hammers; powered press brakes; metal shears; iron workers; cold headers; die-casting machines; plastic injection molding machines; stretch forming machines; roll-bending machines; welding machines; welding presses; radial expanding and compression equipment; packaging machines; balers; laboratory machines or equipment used to determine properties of materials; and guillotine paper cutters.

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