Thursday, 22 March 2018
As part of its ongoing commitment to excellence, Mil-tek has updated its range of small footprint balers in accordance with new EN16500 safety standards.
These updates are all safety and performance features and include preventing user access to moving parts, a power lock-out system and a two-handed bale out function.
In recent years, the CEN (the European Committee for Standardization) has introduced the new EN16500:2014 standards for vertical balers, which are designed to rigorously protect users through all aspects of the machines’ operation. Mil-tek was actively involved in the drafting and introduction of these new standards. Despite having never had a single liability insurance case against a Mil-tek machine, Mil-tek places user-safety to the fore in the design and operation of its machines.
Mil-tek balers are already certified by CE, ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and AS/NZ 4024.1, and the organisation is ISO 14001 and ISO9001 certified. EN16500 is, therefore a natural progression in the ongoing commitment to excellence.
In accordance with these new standards, Mil-tek has updated its range of balers (models 2102, 2205, 2305, 2306 and 2509) with key safety features and improvements in order to comply with these standards. Although it doesn't fall under the remit of these standards, the new 2101 Can Crusher has been redesigned to meet this new safety standard.
*Despite the fact that Mil-tek machines are pneumatic and therefore not electrically powered, the lock-out device isolates power to the baler in the event of an emergency.
Mil-tek Launches EN16500 Balers in Australia