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Voluntary Standards Cover the Spectrum: from Vehicle Gears to Grinding Machines


Grinding machines are used across numerous manufacturing applications to make rods, tubes, bearings, and bushings; to grind holes; and to shape and finish various metals and other materials. A recently revised standard published by ANSI member and accredited standards developer B11 Standards, Inc. provides safety requirements for the use of grinding machines in the workplace.

ANSI B11.9-2010 (R2015), Safety Requirements for Grinding Machines, applies to all stationary grinding machines used in either industrial or commercial applications that utilize an abrasive product to change the shape, size, or surface finish of any material. This ANS also applies to these machines when they are grinding materials other than metals such as glass, ceramics, plastics, and rubber.

B11 Standards, Inc. administers and develops the B11 series of ANS and technical reports on machines and machinery safety. B11 standards cover requirements applicable to the design, construction, installation, maintenance, and use of power-driven machines used to shape or form metal or other materials by cutting, impact, pressure, electrical techniques, or a combination of these processes.


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