UL Standard for Safety Industrial Metalworking and Woodworking Machine Tools
|Publication Date:||1 May 2013|
This standard covers industrial and commercial metalworking and woodworking machines, either manual or semiautomatic, that icut ior change the shape of ia work piece and machinery and accessory equipment, used in industrial and commercial applications, having a total connected power of 5 HP (3.7kw) or greater, or having 3-phase wiring.
This equipment is intended to be installed in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 and the Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery, NFPA 79 and provided with a means for grounding the machine on a branch circuit rated not more than 600 V.
Machines included in this category are not intended for the handling of hazardous material.
The use of some equipment involves certain inherent hazards related to the risk of injury that cannot be wholly eliminated by practical design features. These requirements are intended to reduce such hazards to an acceptable level.
This standard does not cover:
a) Robotics and associated control equipment. This equipment is covered by the Standard for Robots and Robotic Equipment, UL 1740.
b) Automated equipment designed to perform repetitive manufacturing related cutting or sawing tasks, is covered by the Outline of Investigation for Factory Automation Equipment, UL 2011.
c) Cord-connected or permanently-connecte
d) Cord-connected transportable tools which are covered under UL 62841-1 and the applicable Part 3 series of standards.
e) Cord-connected metalworking and woodworking machines used in industrial and commercial applications either having a total connected power of less than 5 HP (3.7 KW) or not having 3- phase wiring.
Devices covered by this standard are not intended for the handling of hazardous materials in unattended applications.
In addition to complying with the requirements in this standard, machines covered under the scope shall also comply with:
a) Industrial metalworking machines shall comply with:
1) The applicable requirements in the Standard for Stationary and Fixed Electric Tools, UL 987.
b) Industrial woodworking machines shall comply with:
1) ANSI O1.1 Woodworking Machinery - Safety Requirements series of standards; and
2) The applicable requirements in the Standard for Stationary and Fixed Electric Tools, UL 987.
A control panel which forms a portion of the overall equipment, either alone or in conjunction with the machine, shall comply with the requirements in the Standard for Industrial Control Panels, UL 508A.