Month: March 2021

FEM MEWPS PG – new guideline on exiting and/or re-entering at height.

The FEM MEWPS PG has published the new guideline FEM 12.003 – Mobile Elevating Work Platform – Information & suitability for the task of exiting and/or re-entering at height. The document deals with criteria for the selection of a Mobile Elevating Work Platform for tasks which require exiting and/or re-entering at height, a kind of… Read more »

VDMA and OPC Foundation establish Joint Working Group OPC UA for Cranes and Hoists in cooperation with FEM

VDMA, OPC Foundation and FEM are working together to reduce the effort of integrating cranes and hoists with other machines and installations, and higher-level production systems. By founding the Joint Working Group OPC UA for Cranes and Hoists, the members of the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association and FEM Cranes and Lifting Equipment Product… Read more »

Outdoor Noise Directive: limited changes through Delegates Act are sufficient

FEM provided its feedback on the two policy options that are currently considered by the European Commission for the next steps of the Outdoor Noise Directive (OND): either a delegated act (DA) to amend measurement methods in Annex III or the full revision of the Directive. FEM prefers the option of revising Annex III, through… Read more »

Sophia Arfaoui: a smart woman in logistics

Celebrated on the 8 March each year, International Women’s Day is a special opportunity to shine the spotlight on women working in our industry, highlighting their unique experiences and expertise, and what led them on this career path. FEM has represented European manufacturers of materials handling, lifting and storage equipment since it was founded in… Read more »