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The EU Commission has published the draft of the new EU Machinery Directive. Now the negotiations in the Council and the European Parliament start.
From 1/1/2021, products with UKCA labelling must be marketed in the UK. What are the regulations?
What are the implications for standardization of the proposal for revision of the Machinery Directive published by the European Commission?
The catalogue of installations subject to monitoring in Section 9 of the Product Safety Act is to be updated after almost 70 years. What new regulations are to be expected?
Operational requirements for refrigeration systems - Part 1: Ammonia refrigeration systems
OPC UA for Woodworking Machines – Part 1: Vertical Interface
OPC UA interfaces for plastics and rubber machinery – Peripheral devices – Part 3: LSR Dosing Systems
OPC UA interfaces for plastics and rubber machinery – Peripheral devices – Part 2: Hot runner devices
OPC UA for Plastics and Rubber Machinery – General Type Definitions
OPC UA for Tightening Systems - Part 1: Asset Management, Results and Basic Events
Second final DIS survey for the draft revision of ISO 13849-1:2015 "Safety of machinery - Safety-related parts of control systems - Part 1: General principles for design".
New guideline supports mechanical and plant engineering in security in operating processes and resilience of products against cyber attacks and other IT-induced damage in the company.
Gaps in knowledge of legal requirements can cost a company a lot of money. Therefore, employees from sales, purchasing, product management and service should also be familiar with the Machinery Directive.
This expert discussion will shed light on the essential requirements for the safe commissioning of machinery and equipment in the USA compared to Europe.
The Technical Report CEN/TR 22100-1 builds a bridge between the world of standardization and the European Single Market legislation for machinery.
Operational Requirements for Refrigerating Systems – Part 5: Refrigerating Systems with Flammable Refrigerants (Safety Classes A2 and A2L according to DIN EN 378)
Operational Requirements for Refrigerating Systems – Part 3: Refrigerating Systems with Flammable Refrigerants (Safety Class A3 according to DIN EN 378)
Determination of machine-related power consumption of pressure metal die casting machines
VDMA standard sheet specifies explosion protection requirements for dry-installed pumps for pumping flammable liquids.
The VDMA - together with the ZVEI - has joined this information and knowledge network.
OPC UA for flat glass
VDMA 8748:2021-06 serves as a guideline for the preparation of film specifications for processing on form fill and seal machines under the criterion of machine runability.
The working group Wind Industry Safety Culture publishes the flyer on occupational safety in the wind industry.
VDMA specification 24020-5:2021-06 - Part 5: Refrigerating Systems with Refrigerants of Low Flammability (Safety Groups A2 and A2L according to DIN EN 378)" published in draft.
The participants of our series "Future, but safe!" of the VDMA Baden-Württemberg could learn about the topic "Incident Response" and which questions they should have an answer to in case of an emergency!
More and more customers are providing their own components when they place orders for machines. Clear agreements are therefore essential. However, some seemingly good solutions are unsuitable!
Due to Brexit, a new conformity marking is required in the United Kingdom - the UKCA marking. What has to be considered?
The accompanying guide to VDMA standard sheet 24364 is available in several languages.
The publications on the subject of fire protection and smoke extraction of the Air Pollution Control Department can be found here.
VDMA standard sheets are technical rules and agreements which are developed by VDMA member companies.
Clarity at last! Using the adaptations to the Electromagnetic Compatibility Rule 2016 No. 1091 to answer duties on designation and duties of the importer.
Around 70% of all successful hacking attacks start with an email. We have some tips to minimize your phishing risk.
In the fight against the threat from the World Wide Web, the "Unternehmen Cybersicherheit" initiative supports member companies with tips, studies and working aids.
The number of hacker attacks is growing - high time to cover cyber risks. The VDMA Cyber Policy combines comprehensive worldwide coverage with important assistance services.
Corona has given digitalisation a real boost - and at the same time opened up new gateways for hackers. This is shown by the BSI's situation report on IT security in Germany.
Around the world, German mechanical and plant engineering stands for intelligent production. But progress makes us vulnerable. Interview with Thilo Brodtmann, Chief Executive Officer of VDMA e. V..
The mechanical engineering industry is experiencing a significant increase in hacker attacks on production equipment. Take precautions in good time. We have tips for optimizing IT security in production.
There is good news regarding the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland: CE marking may still be used. Therefore, products may continue to be marketed in Northern Ireland with CE marking.
The amended SARS-CoV-2 occupational health and safety regulation was published on 11 March 2021. It comes into force on 13 March and is applicable until 30 April.
The Machinery Directive, Cybersecurity, Occupational Safety and Accreditation working groups report to the VDMA Technology Policy Steering Committee and develop proposals for positioning the mechanical engineering industry in the respective subject areas. The working groups promote exchange between members and maintain close contact with political decision-makers and other trade associations.
The VDMA proposals have been revised and adapted to the Acquis Communautaire and the provisions of the new Market Surveillance Regulation.
ISO/TR 22100-5 describes whether and how AI applications can influence safety of machinery and how hazards can be taken into account in the context of risk assessment and subsequent risk reduction.
Implementing remote service, cloud connection or VPN connection securely in China is a challenge for mechanical engineering. Product piracy also remains a major issue.
China is currently formulating a new standardization strategy. Increasingly, attempts are being made to introduce national Chinese standards as the basis for an international standardization project.
OPC UA for Weihenstephan standards
The BMAS has submitted a draft Corona Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance, which was approved by the Cabinet on 20 January 2021.
The database for technical regulations (DaTeR) of the VDMA has been given a makeover. The search is more transparent and the search result is dynamic.
OPC UA interfaces for plastics and rubber machinery – Extrusion – Part 1: General Type Definitions
Flash-off booths – safety requirements
Surface Technology – Touch-up stations at paint spray booths for powder coating – Safety requirements
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