It is foreseeable that consumption data for packaging systems will be requested more and more frequently in future. But how can data from different manufacturers be compared? Can the data be transferred to the conditions in user operation? Do they stand up to scrutiny? VDMA 8751: 2019-03 "Filling and packaging machines - Specification and measurement of energy and media consumption" provides the basis for answering these questions.
"List of missing substances" submitted for elastomers/silicone
The third edition of VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Document No. 2 has been published recently.
The VDMA Specification looks at flat film to be processed on tubular bag and sealed- edge bag forming, filling and sealing machines. Quality appraisal criteria have been collated for these films and foils and minimum requirements compiled for these criteria which, when fulfilled, usually warrant troublefree operation of the aforementioned machines.
The new version of DIN 8743 will be published in January 2014. Anyone who refers to the DIN 8743 key figures for machine acceptance in the contract should consider the changes to the standard.
The subject of this VDMA standard sheet is films for the production of blister packs for pharmaceuticals on thermoforming, filling and sealing machines (so-called blister machines).
The professional association publication published in 2006 defines leak tightness classes for pouches and thermoformed packaging.
ISO/TC 313 launches WG 1 with standard on general requirements
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On the occasion of the presentation of the draft of Sheet 5 of VDI 4066 on the subject of process control, the VDI invites to an expert forum in Düsseldorf on 5 December 2018.
The new ISO TC 313 Packaging Machinery was founded faster than expected on the initiative of European packaging machine associations and standardization organizations.
Energy and utility media consumption of packaging machinery is dependent on the operation pattern of the machine system considered. This VDMA standard sheet defines key figures and machine performance levels for which average energy and media consumption could be specified related to defined boundary conditions. Based on these specifications the expected energy- and media consumption could be calculated for a given production pattern. The calculated consumption could be verified by measurement of energy and media consumption in the course of an acceptance run of the machine system.
A new draft of EN 12331 meat grinders has been developed and will be published shortly. Positive feedback is expected.
This VDMA-specification provides two concepts for the determination of the yield of tablet presses. The (overall) yield of a tablet press is distinguished from the technical yield of a tablet press whereas for the calculating of the technical yield only product losses related to the processing unit ‘tablet press’ are considered.
Draft published, comments until: 2018-09-11
Currently, EN 16855-2 is in the final survey before publication and will be published shortly.
A new list of harmonized standards for the Machinery Directive has been published in the Official Journal of the EU.
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.
Request for supplement in Chinese GB 9685-2016, Food Safety Standard for Uses of Additives in Food Contact Materials and Articles
In January the draft of an amendment to the currently valid version DIN EN 12042:2014-07 Dough dividing machines appears.
Stainless steel components for aseptic applications in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries
The current revision of EN 1974 was delayed shortly before its completion by the submission of initial comments. The hygiene areas are under criticism.
In the future, the GIRL (Odour Immission Directive) will probably be included as Annex 7 in the new TA Luft, which is currently being revised. The new VDI draft serves as a decision-making aid for the necessity of
Something is happening in the safety standardization of packaging machines. In this update we inform you about selected points.
For the time being, the new guideline for the Machinery Directive is only available in English.
Stainless steel components for hygienic applications in the food and chemical industries
Food hygiene - Guidance for the selection of materials for contact with food - General principles
The EN 12331 wolves must be revised again due to a comment from Great Britain. We are still looking for employees for the Ad-hoc Group.
For the EN 15165:2014 moulding machines, the comments of the CEN consultants must be edited. For this purpose we are looking for employees from the circle of manufacturers of moulding machines.
The European Committee CEN/TC 153 has received an application for standardization of self-service bread slicers.
The Working Committee CEN/TC 153/WG 1 has decided to draft a new standard on the subject of skin pass machines.
Standards must be reviewed periodically, at the latest every 5 years, to ensure that they correspond to the current state of science and technology and are applied. If you apply one of the affected standards, you are welcome to participate.
Draft standard DIN EN ISO 13854 Safety of machinery - Minimum distances to avoid crushing of parts of the human body
A new list of harmonized standards for the Machinery Directive has been published in the Official Journal of the EU.
The Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association within VDMA is making translations available.
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.
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.
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.
The main focus of this project work is the definition of a uniform interface for the transfer of important batch and production data from machine to machine.
The energy consumption of commercial and industrial ovens is of great interest to manufacturers and operators of these ovens. The VDMA standard sheet 8765 has now been published with an issue date of September 2012. This provides a measurement specification for industrial baking ovens that can also be applied to commercially used baking ovens.
Matthias Balley
Matthias Balley
Technical affairs, Research & standardisation beverage machinery, dairy machinery, packaging machinery, machine safety, Hygienic Design, materials for direct food contact, BVT (BREF)
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Ortwin Fink
Ortwin Fink
Technical Affairs, Research & standardisation food processing machinery, Hygienic Design (open systems), machine safety food processing machinery
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Dr. Frank Wohnsland
Dr. Frank Wohnsland
Standardisation Food Processing Machinery, TC 153
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