Guideline VDI 2263 "Dust fires and dust explosions; hazards - assessment - protective measures".

03.02.2017 The draft of the VDI guideline 2263 "Dust fires and dust explosions; hazard assessment - protective measures" has been published. Objections are possible until 31.07.2017.

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Bag-in-box machines no longer in EN 415-3 or EN 415-7 in future

24.05.2017 In the course of the revision of EN 415-3 and EN 415-7 and the associated shift from cartoners to EN 415-7, it is planned to no longer treat bag-in-box machines as normative as before.

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CEN/TR 15623 Materials in the food sector: withdrawal decided

13.02.2017 CEN/TC 153 has decided to withdraw Technical Report TR 15623 "Food processing machinery - Guideline - Materials in the food industry". We explain background and alternative.

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Directive 2006/42/EC (Machinery Directive) - Version 2.1 of the Guide published

03.08.2017 For the time being, the new guideline for the Machinery Directive is only available in English.

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Legal uncertainty for meat grinders ended

14.03.2018 The error of the European Commission has been corrected. The European safety standard EN 12331:2003 A2:2010 for meat mincers has been harmonized again.

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Matthias Balley

Technical affairs, Research & standardisation beverage machinery, dairy machinery, packaging machinery, machine safety, Hygienic Design, materials for direct food contact, BVT (BREF)

Phone: 

+49 69 6603-1480


Fax: 

+49 69 6603-2480


matthias.balley@vdma.org

Ortwin Fink

Technical Affairs, Research & standardisation food processing machinery, Hygienic Design (open systems), machine safety food processing machinery

Phone: 

+49 69 6603-1435


Fax: 

+49 69 6603-2435


ortwin.fink@vdma.org