Category: Article

Industry Leaders – Interview with Jos De Vuyst

We are pleased to share the first publication in a series of interviews with leaders in the materials handling industry. Jos De Vuyst, FEM President and CEO of stow details how he began his career in logistics, how the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the industry and what he sees (and hopes) for the future. Introduction… Read more »

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 »