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General Safety Instructions - Hitachi OE700 Series Operating Manual

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General safety instructions

Observe the following safety instructions for the operation of the instrument:
Only operate the instrument if free from defects and under observance of this
operating manual.
Prior to starting work, read this operating manual. This applies particularly to
personnel who only occasionally work with the instrument, such as maintenance
personnel.
Observe all safety and information signs on the instrument and maintain legible.
Check the instrument for external visible damage. Report any visible damage and
only put the instrument into service after remedying the damage.
Protect the instrument from influences which can cause corrosion or affect the
function of components.
Do not place any liquids on top of the instrument.
Do not excessively load the hood of the instrument (≤3 kg).
Internal or external safety devices of the instrument shall in no case be made
inoperative.
Maintenance and repair may only be carried out by qualified specialised personnel.
In the event of malfunctions, remove the instrument from service. Have faults
immediately remedied by an electrically skilled person.
Never open the housing! There are no user-relevant elements inside the housing.
Have defective parts of the instrument immediately replaced.
Spare parts must comply with the technical requirements specified by Hitachi High-
Tech Analytical Science. This is always the case if you use original spare parts.
For inspection or repair work, attach a warning sign against restart to the external
de-energizing device.
The safety instructions must be supplemented with national accident prevention
regulations.
During measurement, electromagnetic waves may disturb other devices. Please
observe the information in chapter 5.3, page 18.
In the event of an emergency, press the stop switch on the front side to abort the
measurement and switch the instrument off at the main switch.
The measurement can only be started if there is a sample clamped in the hold-
down device (sample clamp), or if the hold-down device is swung outwards (90° to
spark stand) and engages at the bottom.
If the hold-down device is at the bottom parallel to the spark stand, no
measurement is possible.
The weight of the sample on the spark stand must be ≤5 kg.
The sample must not protrude from the spark stand.
The instrument shall not be exposed to the following:
extreme temperatures or temperature changes
heavy shocks or vibrations
moisture and condensing humidity
metal dust and large quantities of dust in general
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