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Technical Committee

The Technical Committee of EUnited Cleaning

The technical committee of EUnited Cleaning consists of the technical experts of our members companies. It is the objective of this committee to discuss international standardisation, European directives and technical developments in the area of cleaning machines. The technical committee meets at least twice per year.
In order to work efficiently on specific topics the technical committee can create working groups to address these specific issues. In order to develop and improve a cleaning efficiency test for scrubber driers such a working group was created.


To be able to discuss international standardisation Employees and members of EUnited Cleaning participate in the important International Standardization Committees of our product groups within IEC SC 61 J and SC 59 F and their European and national mirror committees. EUnited Cleaning and its members hold key positions in these committees, which are tasked to maintain the listed harmonized European Standards and their international counterparts, and to create new standards if necessary.

EN 60335: Safety of household and similar electrical appliances

Particular requirements for cleaning machines
  • EN 60335-1 General requirements
  • EN 60335-2-67 Requirements for floor treatment and floor cleaning machines for commercial use
  • EN 60335-2-68 Requirements for spray extraction machines for commercial use
  • EN 60335-2-69 Requirements for wet and dry vacuum cleaners, including power brush, for commercial use
  • EN 60335-2-72 Requirements for automatic machines for floor treatment for commercial use
  • EN 60335-2-79 Requirements for high pressure cleaners and steam cleaners, for household and commercial use having a pressure ≥ 25 bar and ≤ 350 bar

EN 1829: High pressure water jet machines - Safety requirements

Maximum allowable working pressure > 350 bar
  • EN 1829-1 Machines
  • EN 1829-2 Hoses, hose lines and connectors

EN 60312 and IEC 62885 Vacuum Cleaners For Household Use and Surface cleaning appliances

  • EN 60312-1 Dry Vacuum Cleaners – Methods For Measuring The Performance
  • IEC 62885 - 5 Surface cleaning appliances - Part 5: High pressure cleaners and steam cleaners for household and commercial use - Methods for measuring performance

Furthermore, EUnited Cleaning supports and participates in the effort to harmonize the IEC Standards of our product group with its American counterparts in the in the responsible Standardization Committees. 

European Directives

The technical committee is focused on the following European Directives:

  •  Machinery Directive
  • Cybersecurity & General Data Protection Legislation
  •  Outdoor-noise Directive
  • Cybersecurity act & GDPR

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