EN 13985:2003+A1:2009

Machine tools - Safety - Guillotine shears EN 13985:2003+A1:2009

Publication date:   Nov 30, 2009

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Dec 13, 2019


CEN/TC 143 Machine tools - Safety

European Norm

25.120.10   Forging equipment. Presses. Shears



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1.1 This European Standard specifies technical safety requirements and measures to be adopted by persons undertaking the design as defined in 3.11 of EN 292-1:1991, manufacture and supply of guillotine shears which are intended to work cold metal or material partly of cold metal as defined in 3.1.7 and hereafter referred as machines.
1.2 This standard also covers guillotine shears whose primary intended use is to work cold metal, which are to be used in the same way to work other sheet materials (e.g. cardboard, plastic, rubber, leather).
1.3 The requirements in this standard take account of intended use, as defined in 3.12 of EN 292-1:1991. This standard presumes access to the guillotine shear from all directions, deals with the hazards described in clause 4, and specifies the safety requirements and/or protective measures for both the operator and other exposed persons.
1.4 This standard also applies to ancillary devices which are an integral part of the guillotine shear. This standard also applies to machines which are integrated into an automatic production line where the hazards and risk arising are comparable to those of machines working separately.
1.5 This standard includes guillotine shears in which energy is imparted to the blade by a number of means. e.g.:
a) mechanically driven from a motor through a friction clutch;
b) through a direct drive motor and brake;
c) through hydraulic pressure;
d) through pneumatic pressure.
1.6 This standard does not cover machines whose principal designed purpose is:
a) cutting in other than a straight line (e.g. at nibbling machines);
b) cutting by continuous action at crocodile shears (see 3.4).
1.7 This standard does not cover the safety requirements related to the use of PES or PPS. They will be dealt with at its next revision.
1.8 This standard is not applicable to machines which are manufactured before the date of publication of this document by CEN.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard




Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)


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EN 13985:2003+A1:2009
90.93 Standard confirmed
Dec 13, 2019