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1994 Edition, 1994

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Specification and Performance Standard, Power Shears

Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , 2014

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 1994 Edition, 1994
  • Published Date: January 2014
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASME International (ASME)
  • Page Count: 17
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

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The requirements of this Standard apply to power shears used to cut metal by shearing, utilizing a fixed lower knife(s) and a non-rotary, moving upper knife(s). This Standard applies to those shears commonly referred to as squaring, guillotine, gap, plate, pivot blade (swing beam), and slitting (non-rotary).

This Standard specifically excludes machines referred to as right angle, alligator, cut to length, crop, slitting (rotary), nibblers, portable hand tools, coil slitters, rotary blade slitters, iron workers, angle, bar, beam, channel, notching, rotary drum, flying, and billet shears.