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This is the last Touchstone for 2016. Thank you for all your support of Standards New Zealand during the year. Please accept my best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season and I will be in touch again in February 2017.

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Publication announcements

  • Draft for comment (2)

      • DR AS/NZS 2638.1:2011 Amd 1:2017 Amendment 1 to AS/NZS 2638.1:2011 Gate valves for waterworks purposes Part 1: Metal seated

        Comments are invited until 01/03/2017

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      • DR AS/NZS 2638.2:2011 Amd 1:2017 Amendment 1 to AS/NZS 2638.2:2011 Gate valves for waterworks purposes Part 2: Resilient seated

        Comments are invited until 01/03/2017

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  • Standards Published (8)

      • AS/NZS 60335.2.90:2017 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.90: Particular requirements for commercial microwave ovens (Excludes IEC text)

        Deals with the safety of microwave ovens with a cavity door intended for commercial use, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances connected between one phase and neutral and 480 V for other appliances. This standard will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.90:2015 from 13 January 2020. Identical to, but does not contain the text of, IEC 60335-2-90 Ed 4.
        Will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.90:2015 on 13/01/2020

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      • AS/NZS 60335.2.90:2017 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.90: Particular requirements for commercial microwave ovens (Includes IEC text)

        Deals with the safety of microwave ovens with a cavity door intended for commercial use, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances connected between one phase and neutral and 480 V for other appliances. This standard will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.90:2015 from 13 January 2020. Identical to, and includes the text of, IEC 60335-2-90 Ed 4.
        Will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.90:2015 on 13/01/2020

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      • AS/NZS 62841.2.11:2014 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 2.11: Particular requirements for hand-held reciprocating saws (Excludes IEC text)

        Applies to applies to reciprocating saws such as jig saws and sabre saws. The rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase a.c. or d.c. tools, and 480 V for three-phase a.c. tools. The rated input is not more than 3 700 W. The limits for the applicability of this standard for battery tools is given in Annex K. This standard deals with the hazards presented by tools which are encountered by all persons in the normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of the tools. Hand-held electric tools, which can be mounted on a support or working stand for use as fixed tools without any alteration of the tool itself, are within the scope of this standard and such combination of a hand-held tool and a support is considered to be a transportable tool and thus covered by the relevant Part 3. This standard will supersede AS/NZS 60745.2.11:2009 from 13 January 2020. Identical to, but does not include the text of, IEC 62841-2-11 Ed 1.
        Will supersede AS/NZS 60745.2.11:2009 on 13/01/2020

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      • AS/NZS 62841.2.11:2014 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 2.11: Particular requirements for hand-held reciprocating saws (Includes IEC text)

        Applies to applies to reciprocating saws such as jig saws and sabre saws. The rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase a.c. or d.c. tools, and 480 V for three-phase a.c. tools. The rated input is not more than 3 700 W. The limits for the applicability of this standard for battery tools is given in Annex K. This standard deals with the hazards presented by tools which are encountered by all persons in the normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of the tools. Hand-held electric tools, which can be mounted on a support or working stand for use as fixed tools without any alteration of the tool itself, are within the scope of this standard and such combination of a hand-held tool and a support is considered to be a transportable tool and thus covered by the relevant Part 3. This standard will supersede AS/NZS 60745.2.11:2009 from 13 January 2020. Identical to, and includes the text of, IEC 62841-2-11 Ed 1.
        Will supersede AS/NZS 60745.2.11:2009 on 13/01/2020

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      • AS/NZS 62841.3.4:2017 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 3.4: Particular requirements for transportable bench grinders (Excludes IEC text)

        Applies to transportable bench grinders that can be equipped with one or two accessories as follows:  Type 1 grinding wheels in accordance with ISO 603-4:1999 with a diameter not exceeding 310 mm and a thickness not exceeding 55 mm;  Wire brushes with a diameter not exceeding 310 mm and a thickness not exceeding 55 mm; polishing wheels with a diameter not exceeding 310 mm; and with a peripheral speed of any accessory between 10 m/s and 50 m/s. Identical to, but does not include the text of, IEC 62841-3-4 Ed 1.

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      • AS/NZS 62841.3.4:2017 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 3.4: Particular requirements for transportable bench grinders (Includes IEC text)

        Applies to transportable bench grinders that can be equipped with one or two accessories as follows:  Type 1 grinding wheels in accordance with ISO 603-4:1999 with a diameter not exceeding 310 mm and a thickness not exceeding 55 mm;  Wire brushes with a diameter not exceeding 310 mm and a thickness not exceeding 55 mm; polishing wheels with a diameter not exceeding 310 mm; and with a peripheral speed of any accessory between 10 m/s and 50 m/s. Identical to, and includes the text of, IEC 62841-3-4 Ed 1.

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      • AS/NZS 62841.3.10:2017 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 3.10: Particular requirements for transportable cutoff machines (Excludes IEC text)

        Applies to transportable cut-off machines intended to cut materials such as metals, concrete and masonry and to be fitted with one abrasive bonded reinforced wheel of Type 41, or diamond cut-off wheel with the peripheral gaps, if any, not exceeding 10 mm and with a rated no-load speed not exceeding a peripheral speed of the wheel of 100 m/s with the maximum wheel diameter and a wheel diameter range of 250 mm to 410 mm. Identical to, but does not contain the text of, IEC 62841-3-10 Ed 1.

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      • AS/NZS 62841.3.10:2017 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 3.10: Particular requirements for transportable cutoff machines (Includes IEC text)

        Applies to transportable cut-off machines intended to cut materials such as metals, concrete and masonry and to be fitted with one abrasive bonded reinforced wheel of Type 41, or diamond cut-off wheel with the peripheral gaps, if any, not exceeding 10 mm and with a rated no-load speed not exceeding a peripheral speed of the wheel of 100 m/s with the maximum wheel diameter and a wheel diameter range of 250 mm to 410 mm. Identical to, and contains the text of, IEC 62841-3-10 Ed 1.

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