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The VDMA statement on the EU Commission's draft of 21 April for the EU Machinery Products Regulation is now available.
When CE marking machines, important instructions must be observed in order to fulfill the legal obligations. The VDMA has compiled these notes for practical use, which go beyond explanations in the official guide.
What are the implications for standardization of the proposal for revision of the Machinery Directive published by the European Commission?
The EU Commission has published the draft of the new EU Machinery Directive. Now the negotiations in the Council and the European Parliament start.
The draft of the VDMA 24000 Specification "Functional tests of fire dampers" has been published with issue October 2021 and can be commented until 1 December 2021.
The draft of the Specification VDMA 24000 "Functional tests of fire dampers" has been published with issue October 2021 and can be commented until 1 December 2021.
China's National Health Commission has published a revised food contact standard that specifies the methods required to test the overall migration of food contact materials (FCMs).
Digitization will also play a major role at the 12th Mechanical Engineering Summit in Berlin. How does digitalization affect mechanical engineering? What challenges do mechanical engineers have to deal with in the current times and what opportunities does digitalization offer?
The complexity of legal requirements for all products in the field of application of mechanical and plant engineering is constantly increasing. For this reason, the VDMA supports its member companies in opening up foreign markets with comprehensive expertise on the locally applicable regulations.
Interview with Dr. Frank Wohnsland, VDMA Process Engineering Department
Steffen Zimmermann in an interview in the podcast "Digital genial" by proAlpha
Serialization/Identification of tools and tool clamping devices
OPC UA for Woodworking Machines – Part 1: Vertical Interface
In parallel with the publication of the proposal for a new Machinery Regulation, the European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather feedback from stakeholders.
Pumps – Requirements according explosion protection of dry installed pumps conveying inflammable liquids
On September 1, 2021, the Data Security Law and the new requirements for dealing with vulnerabilities in networked products came into force in China. VDMA has already prepared a policy briefing on the Data Security Law. Together with the company Sinolytics, the VDMA is now also offering a policy briefing exclusively for VDMA members on the requirements for dealing with vulnerabilities.
The database "Machinery safety standards" helps manufacturers and users of standards to find their way through the jungle of standards.
The DIN Standards Committee Mechanical Engineering (NAM) supported by VDMA represents the interests of VDMA members in European and international standardization.
In June 2021, the EU presented a roadmap for a European standardization strategy. The VDMA fully supports the content of Orgalim's and BusinessEurope's comments on this.
Products will continue to be able to be imported into the UK with CE marking until 1 January 2023. This now officially confirmed news had reached us from several sources.
What can manufacturers expect when the new EU regulation on machinery products comes into force? When and with what content could it come? The VDMA Web Infoday shows how manufacturers can prepare.
Rather, functional safety is one of several important aspects that must be considered and determined after a thorough risk assessment.
Surface Technology – Flash-off booths – Safety requirements
The new Product Safety Act achieves two objectives: the provisions on market surveillance and the requirements for the operation of installations requiring surveillance are separated.
OPC UA for Weihenstephan Standards
Operational checks of fire dampers
5 EU member states (including Germany) want to largely restrict the production, marketing and use of "per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances" (PFAS) in the EU.
The standard ISO 15878 “Road construction and maintenance equipment – Paver-finishers – Commercial specifications“ was published by ISO.
Modular systems in shipbuilding – Support for engineering and commissioning of plants
OPC UA for Compressed Air Systems - Part 1: Main Control Systems
The recent supply chain attack on an IT service provider has shown how vulnerable companies are in the digitalized world: A zero-day exploit on the IT service provider suddenly affected countless customers! This example not only shows that crime-as-a-service is a thriving industry of organized crime with high double-digit million revenues, but also that the dependency on supply chain partners should not be underestimated!
How do you protect yourself against breakdown, know-how drain, espionage or manipulation of machines and plants? What technical and organisational measures do you use? For the third time, the VDMA working group "Industrial Security" is conducting a survey on the current status of industrial security in industry.
On 10th June, 2021, China enacted its Data Security Law (DSL), which will come into effect on 1st September, 2021. Building upon the 2017 Cybersecurity Law (CSL), the legislation from the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) puts forward a framework focused on the security and protection of data and data processing activities that have national security relevance, or anything else deemed “important data” by regulators.
Basic procedure for drawing up VDMA Specifications.
The VDMA specification document 8747:2021-09 serves as a guideline for the preparation of packaging foil specifications for the production of blister packs for pharmaceutical products on thermoforming, filling and sealing machines (so-called blister machines) under the criterion of machine runability.
On 16 July 2021, the new Market Surveillance Act will come into force, which was published on 17 June.
Energy efficiency of refrigerating systems – Part 7: Control, energy management and efficient system management
Criteria for Assessing the Quality of Films and Foils Intended for Manufacture of Blister Packs for Drugs (Minimum Requirements)
Surface Technology – Clarifications to EN 1539
With the end of the pandemic-related "home office" obligation, a bit of normality is returning that companies urgently need. A legal right to so-called home office cannot be derived from the Corona crisis.
Joint annual conference of the VDMA Micro Technologies and Productronic sector groups on November 2nd and 3rd 2021 in Hanover at the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD.
The BMAS has published the draft Corona Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, which is due to come into force on 1 July.
Messe Essen offers top-class presentation platform for security industry from September 20 to 23, 2022.
A kick-off meeting with members of VDMA Pumpen Systeme for the required working group will take place before the summer break.
The draft of the revised VDMA standard sheet 24226: LIN profile for integrated heating circulation pumps will be available soon.
Recommendations for safe operation of refrigerating systems with the refrigerant ammonia. Explosion protection document (according to § 6 Ordinance on Hazardous Substances).
Call for participation in the survey on the study by E&Y and Menon, which examines the European standardisation system and aims to improve innovation and competitiveness.
VDMA provides its members with a comprehensive information package, including a quick reference guide.
In the current situation, on-site assessments are being cancelled or replaced by remote audits where possible. Since May, DAkkS has again been carrying out limited on-site assessments for initial accreditations and major extensions.
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