Standard Active Last Updated: Jun 25, 2020
ASTM F919-20

Standard Specification for Slicing Machines, Food, Electric


This specification covers commercial food slicers having electrically driven rotating slicing blades. Food slicers covered in this specification are classified into types and classes. Types: type I - fully automatic (powered carriage); and type II - semiautomatic (manually operated carriage). Classes: class A - bench mounted; class B - pedestal mounted; and class C - stand mounted with casters. Gage plate operation test, slicing rate test, uniformity test, slicer knife test, sharpener test, carriage operation test, power transmission test, switch test, and slicer stand loading test shall be performed to meet the requirements prescribed.


1.1 This specification covers commercial food slicers having electrically driven rotating slicing blades.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.3 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 9, of this specification: 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.12
Developed by Subcommittee: F26.04
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.1520/F0919-20
ICS Code: 97.040.50