This American National Standard specifies the safety requirements for the design, construction, installation, set-up, operation, maintenance, modification and decommissioning of integrated manufacturing systems.
An integrated manufacturing system (IMS):
a) incorporates two or more industrial machines which:
â€¢ can operate independently of each other; and
â€¢ are intended for the purposes of manufacturing, treatment, movement or packaging of discrete parts or assemblies;
b) is linked by a material handling system; and
c) is interconnected by a control system(s) for coordinated operation.
An IMS shall meet the requirements of this standard.
Proper application of this standard requires compliance with ANSI B11.0 and ANSI B11.19.
This standard does not cover:
a) safety aspects of individual machines and equipment that may be covered by standards specific to those machines and equipment (machine-specific â€œbaseâ€ safety standard);
b) transfer machines or transfer lines (see also, ANSI B11.24);