Standard Active Last Updated: Dec 29, 2021
ASTM F2646-21

Standard Specification for Bread Slicing Machines


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.


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, 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: 5
DOI: 10.1520/F2646-21
ICS Code: 97.040.50