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Placing on the market of certain materials handling equipment without interchangeable equipment

FEM adopts a position paper according to which Directive 2006/42/EC does not preclude manufacturers from placing on the market forklift trucks, rough-terrain variable-reach trucks and variable-reach tractors not fitted with forks or interchangeable equipment provided that obligations for ‘machinery’ in Article 5 (1) are fulfilled. In particular, manufacturers must provide instructions with the essential characteristics… Read more »

Revision of the Machinery Directive: FEM wants an evolution, not a revolution

The Machinery Directive is and remains an effective piece of legislation that has proven resilient to industrial evolutions and technological developments. This is a core message from the comments that FEM has provided on the Commission draft proposals presented during the last Machinery WG meeting last month. In addition to specific input on the proposed… Read more »

Dr. Martin Thomaier named new Director / Swisslog positions as supplier of innovative technology

Buchs, 30 September 2020 – Dr. Martin Thomaier, 44, has been a member of the Management Board of Swisslog GmbH, Dortmund since July 2020. The mechanical engineer will now assume the role of Technical Director, working alongside Commercial Director Gerd Jennissen and Sales Director Heinz Ennen. Thomaier joined Swisslog in 2018 after his tenure at… Read more »

Dr. Martin Thomaier named new Director / Swisslog positions as supplier of innovative technology

FEM Cranes and Lifting Equipment launches Classification Guideline explaining the conversion from time-based to cycle based classification

Historically, FEM Guidelines and ISO standards have classified hoists and lifting equipment using time-based methods. In recent years, the cycle-based classification has become more and more common following the publication of the new EN 13001 series. During the Plenary Meeting 2020, FEM launched the FEM Classification Guideline N 9.521. On 20 pages, it offers many… Read more »

FEM Cranes and Lifting Equipment launches Classification Guideline explaining the conversion from time-based to cycle based classification