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The Council has concluded negotiations on the planned EU Machinery Products Regulation and published the results. The final legal text will now be negotiated in the trilogue.
Importers are to be given some relief when importing products into the UK. For example, duplicate testing is to be avoided over the next five years. However, legislative adjustments are still awaited.
What are the implications for standardization of the proposal for revision of the Machinery Directive published by the European Commission?
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.
The VDMA statement on the EU Commission's draft of 21 April for the EU Machinery Products Regulation is now available.
Power interface communication between encoderless motors with electronic motor nameplate and inverter
OPC UA for Machinery – Part 101: Result Transfer
Manufacturer list of characteristic value libraries for VDMA 66413 specification "Functional Safety – Universal data format"
In future, maintenance personnel and operators will be able to access the digitally editable program of services for the maintenance of technical systems and equipment in buildings. The new distribution channel enables licensed downloads.
CE-marked products may be delivered to the United Kingdom until 31.12.2024. The transition period to use CE marking instead of UKCA marking has been extended one more time.
Safety around the topic of hydrogen is a matter of course - for our members, who are used to developing machinery and equipment for complex and sometimes dangerous products.
Manufacturer obligations and facilitations for the UKCA marking, the conformity marking for import into the UK
Since September 1, 2022, new cybersecurity regulations have been in effect in China. VDMA's policy briefing shows the implications for the industry, especially for the transfer of personal data.
OPC UA for Plastics and Rubber Machinery – Material Supply Systems – Part 1: Ordermanagement
OPC UA for Cranes and Hoists – Part 1: Base Model Motion Devices System
The VDMA 8720 standard sheet "Guidelines for clarifying the characteristics, requirements and acceptance of measuring systems and measuring processes" was published in January 2021.
The VDMA Quick Guide explains the manufacturer's obligations, in particular with regard to the conformity assessment procedure.
Online event of the EU-funded, German-Danish project. Digitalization in the water sector is gaining importance against the background of increased cyber attacks as well as its protection.
For foreign companies, secure cross-border data exchange with China involves enormous effort and there are numerous aspects to consider.
European industry is increasingly affected by cyber-attacks, almost all of which are due to vulnerabilities in information technology. Production downtimes are regularly the result. It is therefore right that the European Commission is now introducing mandatory and uniform requirements for the European Union with the so-called Cyber Resilience Act.
LIN Profile for integrated Circulators
OPC UA for Machinery Part 2: Process Values
Cyber attacks are on everyone's lips, and ransomware is currently in the spotlight. How can adequate protection be achieved so that things don't go bang? The Mechanical Engineering Summit will provide first-hand knowledge on this subject.
OPC UA for Machine Vision – Part 2: Asset Management and Condition Monitoring
The Federal Cabinet has proposed a revised Corona Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance, which has been published by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
The VDMA Specification 24000 "Functional tests of fire dampers according to DIN EN 15650" is available. The specification provides an overview of necessary statutory functional tests on fire dampers.
At the VDMA Explosion Protection theme day at ACHEMA 2022, we spoke with Dagmar Hammerich about the tasks of explosion protection and about filtering separators.
A new VDMA brochure provides important information on placing automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and transport systems on the market in accordance with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC (CE marking).
A new brochure is designed to give manufacturers, dealers and operators more certainty about placing automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and transport systems on the market and the associated responsibilities.
Mode of Operation Maintenance for Machinery and Plant (MSO MT) – Safety Requirements for an additional Mode of Operation
Whether you are a design engineer, product designer, sales representative or documentation manager, many company departments should be familiar with the Machinery Directive. A news update.
From the VDMA Specification series "OPC UA for mining" 20 parts with issue date 2022-09 have been published. There was a corrected new edition of 8 parts of this series with issue date 2022-10.
New EU Commission online portal for reporting obstacles to the marketing of products.
The Council has concluded its negotiations on the revision of the "General Product Safety" Directive, as has the Committee in the European Parliament. Now the trilogue negotiations continue.
IT Security for Building Automation and Control Systems
The database "Machinery safety standards" helps manufacturers and users of standards to find their way through the jungle of standards.
Handling and processing of remote alarms from lifts
OPC UA interfaces for plastics and rubber machinery – Peripheral devices – Part 3: LSR Dosing Systems
Cyber Detect is an analysis software for the detection of network-based cyber attacks on industrial production systems. For this purpose, the communication between controllers and field devices is analyzed in real time.
DNV examines the state of cybersecurity in the power industry to focus on the rising threat of cyberattacks. The authors observe a wait-and-see attitude in the industry.
For mobile cranes and aerial work platforms, the draft currently envisages the use of technology that is not available today or does not function reliably.
The standard ISO 19014-2:2022 “Earth-moving machinery – Functional safety – Part 2: Design and evaluation of hardware and architecture requirements for safety-related parts of the control system“ was published by ISO.
OPC UA for Machine Tools – Part 1: Machine Monitoring and Job Overview (Replaces VDMA 40501-1:2022-08)
The Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) was presented with a good opportunity to better support medium-sized industry with the new cybersecurity agenda. This opportunity was missed. VDMA calls for stronger support in supply chains for more cyber resilience of companies.
The UK government is currently working on a regulation to reduce recertification costs (e.g. type approvals, NDT approvals, etc.). This would significantly extend the validity of existing EU certificates.
Initially, the obligation for CE marking exists only for new machines. However, there are cases where old machines are also subject to CE marking.
The Blue Guide is the central document explaining overarching provisions on CE marking. The version from 2016 has been updated.
Operational checks of fire dampers according to EN 15650
Additional safety requirements and/or safety measures for semi-automatic power driven parking of motor vehicles
Surface Technology – Clarifications to EN 1539
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