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Improved safety standards for environmentally friendly machinery
EN16500:2014 is a new set of safety standards published by the British Standards Institution in conjunction with CEN (the European Committee for Standardisation), designed to rigorously protect users through all operational aspects of a vertical baler.
These standards cover all aspects of use including but not exclusive to the bale chamber, the bale ejection area, the controls actuators and devices, emergency stop systems, noise reduction, instruction manuals and labels and any other potential hazards a user could face. The design of the machine is entirely committed to ergonomic and safe use.
In accordance with these new standards, Danish manufacturer Mil-tek has updated its range of balers with key changes and improvements.
Key new safety factors include:
- No access to moving parts, by user or second person
- Fail-safety mechanism with dual interlock system
- Two handed bale-out device (2305, 2306 & 2509 Models)
- Lock-out device to isolate power to the baler
New and improved features include:
- Faster pressing cycle: 50% reduction in return plate time, as low as three seconds
- Self-locking and closing mechanisms for added safety
- Up to 15% reduction in power use
- Bale-out indicator & cycle counter
"For any employer, the health & safety of their workforce in tantamount," says Kristian Skannerup, Mil-tek founder & CEO.
"For us as an organisation, it's another testament to our ongoing commitment to safety. We have spent over 22 years ensuring that our machines are completely safe and user friendly and we are delighted to reaffirm this commitment. We are proud to be at the heart of this initiative, making clean and green solutions that help organisations minimise waste."
Mil-tek Denmark A/S is ISO 14001 certified and Mil-tek machines are CE, ANSI and AS/NZ 4024.1 certified.
Miltek A/S Denmark is the global headquarters and production home for Mil-tek. Mil-tek UK is managed by John Davies (England & Wales) and Stuart McKenzie (Scotland).
5th March 2015