The requirements of this standard apply to those mechanically or hydraulically powered machine tools that are designed, modified, or converted for the compressing of metallic or non metallic powders. These machines are commonly referred to as metal powder presses, powder metal presses, compacting presses, P/M briquetting presses, metal powder sizing presses, or metal powder coining presses. For the purpose of this standard, they shall be referred to as "P/M Presses."
Excluded from this standard are: mechanical and hydraulic power press brakes; mechanical and hydraulic power presses; bulldozers; conventional hot bending and hot metal presses; conventional forging presses; hammers; riveting machines and similar types of fastener applications; isostatic and hydrostatic presses; high energy rate presses.
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