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The new EU Machinery Regulation was published today, June 29, 2023, in the Official Journal of the European Union. The regulation replaces the Machinery Directive and will be applied from January 14, 2027.
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.
Turbomachinery and generators – Application of the principles of functional safety – Part 9: Risk assessment air cooled generators
Manufacturer list of characteristic value libraries for VDMA 66413 specification "Functional Safety – Universal data format"
Together against cyber attacks
A lawsuit at the ECJ could endanger the entire system of harmonized standards. The planned final proposals of the Advocate General at the ECJ does not bode well.
Some machines and systems have to meet extensive safety requirements, including a new standard. Here, the danger of over-engineering must be avoided, as well as the danger of only incompletely implementing the requirements.
Tools for woodworking – Data model for the description of geometry and process parameters
I++ DME – Dimensional Measurement Equipment Interface (Version 2.5)
OPC UA for Process Air Extraction and Filtration Systems (PAEFS)
Sick leave is also on the rise in the mechanical and plant engineering sector. The event took a closer look at the current development and discussed the possibilities of preventive measures.
How to turn your team into a human firewall!
These cybersecurity obligations are coming to mechanical engineering companies
OPC UA for Mining – External Standards – Part 1: IREDES
For reasons of clarity, the EU Commission has published in the EU Official Journal L 194 of August 2, 2023 a complete list of references of harmonized standards in support of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
Following the announcement by the Department of Business and Trade, there is to be an indefinite extension of the use of CE marking in the United Kingdom (UK). Many questions remain.
The OECD leading economic indicators provide early and reliable signals on the economic turning points of individual countries and groups of countries.
The VDMA Supplier Self-Assessment is a standardised questionnaire that companies can use with suppliers regardless of specific procurement purposes. Highly topical with the mapping of regulatory requirements from MVO and CRA.
Update: VDMA provides its members with the comparison of the provisions and requirements of the EU Machinery Regulation with those of the Machinery Directive.
The first steps toward greater digital security can be implemented quickly and easily. The "Close the door on the net" campaign provides tips.
The EU's planned ban on the entire group of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) would endanger many industrial processes.
Modular systems in shipbuilding – Support for engineering and commissioning of plants
OPC UA for Cranes and Hoists – Part 1: Base Model Motion Devices System
Mode of Operation Maintenance (MO MT) – Safety Requirements for an additional Mode of Operation
Machinery and plant manufacturers must adapt to new technical regulations and obligations. Find out about key changes, their impact on practice and possible solutions!
Electronic lift monitoring to partially replace the regular personal inspection according to TRBS 3121 (electronic lift attendant)
OPC UA interfaces for plastics and rubber machinery – Data exchange between injection moulding machines and robots
Click here for downloadable details on current European and international standardisation projects within the scope of Construction equipment and building material machines.
Click here for downloadable details on recent and current ballots on national, European and international draft standards within the following committees
Test requirements for fire-protection storage cabinets for detachable lithium-ion batteries in the case of thermal runaway
OPC UA for Metal Forming – Part 1: General
OPC UA for laser systems
OPC UA for Machinery – Part 1: Basic Building Blocks
Standard for the contracting and approval for tooling
At the spring meeting of TC 2 (tillage, sowing, plant care and plant protection) at Amazonen-Werke in Bramsche, a new chair was elected.
The Working group fire protection and smoke extraction stands for expert knowledge and broad public relations. We spoke with the previous chairman Michael Buschmann, TROX GmbH, about tasks and the most important topics in the committee.
Every minute counts in case of fire. VDMA publication provides essential basis for determining evacuation times.
The EU is planning to ban all PFAS. This would be tantamount to a serious cut for the fluid technology industry and represent a technological step backwards.
VDMA 24020-2 "Refrigeration systems with non-flammable refrigerants (safety group A1 according to EN 378)" is currently under revision. We spoke with the chairman of the working group Thorsten Lerch, Bundesfachschule Kälte-Klima-Technik, about planned changes as well as the relevance of the Specification for operators.
The proposed comprehensive restriction on the PFAS group of substances affects your business? Take part in ECHA's consultation now.
LIN Profile for integrated Circulators
OPC UA for Machinery – Part 3: Job Management
Due to environmental and potential health hazards, the EU intends to restrict the broad group of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under the REACH regulation.
OPC UA for Geometric Measurement Systems
Product labels, mandatory certifications and environmental requirements: Companies must consider local market access conditions and technical trade barriers when exporting to countries outside the EU.
The state of North Rhine-Westphalia wants to raise awareness of cybersecurity and is providing financial support of up to 15,000 euros for investments.
Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl compounds (PFAS) are currently polarizing opinion. The EU has come out in favor of a blanket ban on around 10,000 chemicals in this group of substances. At first glance, a well-intentioned approach to protecting the environment, but the announcement puts important industries at risk.
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