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    ASTM F2646 - 16

    Standard Specification for Bread Slicing Machines

    Active Standard ASTM F2646 | Developed by Subcommittee: F26.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.12

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    This specification covers the design and performance requirements pertinent to the construction of electrically operated commercial bread slicing machines. Bread slicing machines are classified into types according to feed mechanism, classes according to knife type, and styles into mountability, as follows: Type Igravity feed; Type IImechanical single-loaf feed; and Type IIImechanical multiple-loaf feed; Class Ireciprocating knife; Class IIcircular knife; Class IIIsickle knife; and Class IVcontinuous (band) knife; Style Icountertop or stand mounted; Style 2floor mounted; and Style 3portable. Representative production models of the bread slicing machines shall pass operational and performance tests, and should function satisfactorily as specified.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers commercial, electrically operated, bread slicing machines.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A240/A240M Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications

    D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging

    F760 Specification for Food Service Equipment Manuals

    F1166 Practice for Human Engineering Design for Marine Systems, Equipment, and Facilities

    NEMA Standards

    MG 1 Motors and Generators

    NSF/ANSI Standards

    NSF/ANSI 8 Commercial Powered Food Preparation Equipment

    ANSI/UL Standards

    ANSI/UL 763 Motor-Operated Commercial Food Preparing Machines

    ANSI/UL 969

    Federal and Military Documents


    MIL-STD-167/1 Mechanical Vibrations of Shipboard Equipment (Type IEnvironmental and Type IIInternally Excited)

    MIL-STD-461 Requirements for the Control of Electromagnetic Interference Characteristics of Subsystems and Equipment

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.040.50 (Small kitchen appliances)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F2646-16

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2646-16, Standard Specification for Bread Slicing Machines, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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