News about CE marking and product conformity considering the most important EU Directives.
Version control by Auvesy| Andreas Beyer
Version 8.0 of the Auvesy Software Versiondog has just been released. According to the manufacturer, the performance of the system and the documentation have been improved. A 64bit comparator (TIA, Wonderware System Platform, Excel) has been introduced and the editors or the possibilities for
protective equipotential bonding conductor IEC 60364-5-54| CEmarking TEAM
The protective equipotential bonding conductor represents a potential bonding for protective purposes, i.e. for the purpose of ensuring electrical safety, as opposed to potential bonding for functional purposes. The protective potential bonding conductor is a protective conductor and is therefore
IEC 61131 and the future of PLC programming| CEmarking TEAM
The IEC61131-3 standard was introduced in 1994 and since then it has been the only worldwide valid standard that defines languages for PLC programming. The five programming languages Ladder Diagram (LD), Function Block Diagram (FBD), Sequential Function Chart (SFC), Instruction List (IL) and
Safety-related parts of control systems prEN ISO 13849-1| CEmarking TEAM
Draft standard prEN ISO 13849-1 "Safety of machinery - Safety-related parts of control systems - Part 1: General principles for design (ISO/DIS 13849-1:2020)" under enquiry as its possible future amendment
M12 connector locking standard coming| CEmarking TEAM
Following the agreement between the M12 connector manufacturers HARTING, Phoenix Contact, Molex, Murrelektronik, Binder, CONEC, ESCHA and Weidmüller, the final form of the IEC standard 61076-2-010 for push-pull locking of M12 connectors is expected for December.
CAE - new version eClass 11 released| CEmarking TEAM
Open product data standards are a prerequisite for Industry 4.0 to become a reality. The eCl@ss standard in particular has established itself in recent years. With the now released version 11.0, it has undergone its greatest improvement to date. A new version of the standard is published annually.
TÜV-SÜD certified MPLAB tools| CEmarking TEAM
Microchip announces TÜV-SÜD certification of its MPLAB XC compilers for functional safety. This greatly simplifies the qualification process for its PIC, AVR and SAM microcontrollers and dsPIC digital signal controllers.
Successful implementation of the new Eco-Design Directive| CEmarking TEAM
In order to increase the contribution of industry to the achievement of the energy targets for 2030, LOT 30 has been added to Regulation EC 640/2009 (ErP or Eco-Design Directive). With the adopted extensions of (EC) 640/2009 on the environmentally friendly design of electric motors, the use of IE3
PLCopen is updating their Safety specifications| CEmarking TEAM
PLCopen is working on updates of their Safety specifications. This includes: the basics in Part 1 - Concepts and Function Blocks; the application profile for Presses – Part 4, and the User Examples in Part 2
Operational Technology needs protection| CEmarking TEAM
Industrial Security concerns the protection of a machine or plant against unauthorized access from outside and the protection of sensitive data internally. This includes both explicit attacks and unintentional security incidents. Standards such as the ISO/IEC 27000 series 'Information technology -
Control of hazardous energy on machinery BS 14100:2020| CEmarking TEAM
The recently published British Standard provides practical guidance and advice on the insulation and control of hazardous energy on machinery. It covers all types of hazards and sets out more detailed requirements for mechanical and electrical hazards. Further requirements for other hazards are
HowTo DIN-Rail earth connection| CEmarking TEAM
This question is often raised by MCC manufacturers, electricians and OEM´s; and is the case, for example, when electrical components in a motor control cabinet are snapped onto DIN-rails, which are attached to a mounting plate.
When cobots need an enabling switch| CEmarking TEAM
In classic robot applications, a protective barrier separates man and machine in automatic mode to ensure the safety of employees. However, sometimes a person must also move it from inside the protective area - for example, to steer the robot precisely to a position to be approached. The person is
User instruction for machinery EN 20607| CEmarking TEAM
The new standard for user instruction for machinery EN ISO 20607 has been listed in the Official Journal of the EU as a harmonised standard.
EMC - Which standard applies?| CEmarkingPRO
A Low Voltage Switchgear (LVS) Assembly has been made available to be combined with a machine. The Machinery Directive as well as the LVD and EMC Directive will apply. Relevant (harmonised) standards can be identified by the OJCE e.g. EN 60204-1 (MD); EN 61439-1 (LVD) and parts of EN 61000-6-1,
Active illuminated emergency-stop| CEmarkingPRO
New active illuminated emergency-stop with diagnostics to enhance plant safety.