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DS/EN 415-3:2021

Safety of packaging machines - Part 3: Form, fill and seal machines; fill and seal machines

This document establishes safety requirements for the main types of form, fill and seal machines, fill and seal machines and the filling machines which are frequently fitted to these machines.*Form fill and seal machines within the scope of this document are:*- flow wrapping machine;*- vertical form, fill and seal machine;*- horizontal sachet form, fill and seal machine;*- thermoform, fill and seal machine;*- tubular bag form, fill and seal machine;*- mandrel form, fill and seal machine.*Fill and seal machines within the scope of this document are:*- pre-made bag, erect, fill and seal machine;*- cup or tub fill and seal machine;*- sack fill and seal machine.*Filling machines commonly fitted to form, fill and seal machines and fill and seal machines within the scope of this document are:*- auger filler;*- volumetric cup filler;*- nett weigher;*- multi-head weigher.*Other types of form, fill and seal machine which are described in 3.3 have similar hazards to these machines and Clause 4 indicates which clauses of this document are applicable to these machines.*This document covers the safety requirements for machine design, construction and all phases of life of the machines including installation, commissioning, operation, adjustment, maintenance and cleaning.*This document applies to machines manufactured after the date of publication of this document.*This document does not apply to:*- blow mould fill and seal machines;*- bulk container fill and seal machines;*- cartoning machines;*- food depositors, including volumetric piston depositors in the scope of EN 15180;*- thermoforming machines in the scope of EN 12409.*This document does not consider: *- hazards due to the products packed in these machines, but does consider the hazards caused by dusts, modified atmosphere gases, and flammable products;*- hazards resulting from the operation of the machines in a potentially explosive atmosphere.


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