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PREN 16500

2012 Edition, October 2012

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Superseded By: BS EN 16500

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This European Standard specifies the safety requirements for the design, manufacture and information for safe use of vertical baling presses for compacting waste material or recyclable fractions (e. g. paper, plastics, textiles, cans, cardboard, mixed waste), hereafter referred to as materials.

This standard covers vertical baling presses:

- that are manually or mechanically fed; and

- with fixed enclosed baling chambers (single or multiple chamber presses); and

- with a mechanically, hydraulically or pneumatically operated compression device; and

- where the compacted bale is tied manually1; and

- with manual unloading or mechanical ejection of the compacted bale.

The scope of this standard includes any mechanical feed equipment, such as belt type loading and feed conveyors or bin lifts, forming an integral part of the baling press assembly. However, pneumatic conveying systems are outside the scope of this standard.

This standard does not apply to:

- vertical baling presses without fixed enclosed baling chamber(s); or

- round balers or roll baling machines; or

- machines where the compressed material is bagged; or

- equipment for transporting the balers; or

- local exhaust ventilation for the removal of dusts or vapours; or

- hazards arising from the materials being processed (e.g. asbestos, clinical waste, flammable or explosive materials, unhealthy or poisonous waste).

This standard does not apply to cranes, lift trucks or other mobile plant used to load materials into the feed opening. Nor does it apply to hazards arising from loading the feed opening using cranes, lift trucks or other mobile plant.

All hazards mentioned in Clause 4 are dealt with in this European Standard.

This European Standard is not applicable for vertical baling presses which are manufactured before the date of its publication as an EN.

1 Automatic binding systems and their moving parts are not included in this document, but may be included after a revision of this document