BS EN 15166:2008 - Food processing machinery. Automatic back splitting machines of butchery carcasses. Safety and hygiene requirements

BS EN 15166:2008

Food processing machinery. Automatic back splitting machines of butchery carcasses. Safety and hygiene requirements

Status : Current, Under review   Published : January 2009
Conformity to regulation : Designated



This European standard applies to automatic back splitting machines and specifies safety and health requirements for machines used in slaughterhouses in order to fully automatically split meat animal (beef and pork) along the back-bone axis, splitting the carcass into two parts (see Figure 1). This document deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to automatic back splitting machines, when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Clause 4). This document deals with the significant hazards, hazardous situations and events during transport, assembly and installation, commissioning and use as defined in EN ISO 12100-1, Clause 5.3. This document is not applicable to automatic back splitting machines, which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN. The machines concerned by this standard are those used in slaughterhouses. They are fitted with a cutting device and are driven by electric, hydraulic and/or pneumatic energy. The utilized cutting tools are: - circular saws, - splitting tools. Three types of machines are considered (see Figures 1 to 5): - Splitting machines for pork carcasses, type A (splitter), - Splitting machines for pork carcasses, type B (circular saw), - Splitting machines for beef carcasses, type C (circular saw). There are two different operation cycles: - carcasses can be splitted when they are at standstill.(In general they are hanging on a sequence conveyed transport system.); - carcasses can also be splitted during their continuous movement by conveyor. In this case the movement of the tool is synchronized with that of the carcass. When the split is finished, the cutting tool returns automatically to its initial position. The machines run automatically. Under normal operating conditions there is no manual intervention.

Standard NumberBS EN 15166:2008
TitleFood processing machinery. Automatic back splitting machines of butchery carcasses. Safety and hygiene requirements
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 January 2009
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 60204-1:2006, ISO 13857:2008, IEC 60529:1989, ISO 11204:1995, ISO 13850:2006, EN 1672-2:2005, ISO 4871:1996, EN 1088:1995, EN 953:1997, EN ISO 13857:2008, ISO 12100-2:2003, EN 614-1, IEC 61310-1:2007, EN 60529, ISO 12100-1:2003, EN ISO 14121-1, IEC 60204-1:2005, EN 983, EN ISO 12100-1:2003, EN 1005-2, ISO 3744:1994, EN 1005-3, EN ISO 3744:1995, EN ISO 12100-2:2003, EN ISO 13849-1 1, ISO 13849-1:2006, EN ISO 11204:1995, EN ISO 4871, EN ISO 13850, EN 61310-1, EN 982, EN 1005-1, ISO 14121-1:2007
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 894-2:1997, ISO 4287:1997, EN 894-3:2000, EN 894-1:1997, ISO/TR 11688-1:1995, EN ISO 4287, EN ISO 13732-1:2006, IEC 61496-1:2004, EN ISO 11688-1, 2006/42/EC, 98/37/EC, ISO 13732-1:2006, 98/79/EC, EN 61496-1:2004
International RelationshipsEN 15166:2008
Draft Superseded By05/30130673 DC
DescriptorsOccupational safety, Equipment safety, Verification, Noise (environmental), Safety measures, Instructions for use, Food manufacturing equipment, Sawing machines, Butchery, Hazards, Hygiene, Cleaning, Cutting tools
Title in FrenchMachines pour les produits alimentaires. Machines automatiques à fendre les carcasses d'animaux de boucherie. Prescriptions relatives à la sécurité et à l'hygiène
Title in GermanNahrungsmittelmaschinen. Automatische Rückenspaltmaschinen für Schlachttierkörper. Sicherheitsund Hygieneanforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 55173 4
File Size425 KB

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