Bart Teerlinck

Technical Committee CEN/TC 267 has prepared a draft amendment for the standard EN 13480 (Metallic industrial piping) - Part 3: Design and calculation

Bart Teerlinck

The EN 13445 (“Unfired pressure vessels”) and EN 13480 (“Metallic industrial piping”) are key European Standards in the field of pressure equipment which provide presumption of conformity to the EU directive on pressure equipment (2014/68/EU). Due to their complexity with their large number of formulae, figures and tables, they have been maintained according to an ad-hoc methodology since the publication of the first editions in 2002.

Véronique Dossogne
Filiep Vincent

A new standardisation proposal from the ISO TC299 (Robotics) commission managed by Sirris and Agoria on a national level has been evaluated and approved. The new project ISO/AWI PAS 5672 expands and further specifies the test methods for measuring forces and pressures in quasi-static and transient contacts between the moving part of the collaborative robotic device and a human set out in ISO/DIS 10218-2 Annex N.

Véronique Dossogne

A lot of data is collected in modern machines and installations in the production process. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) on IO-Link simplifies data collection and processing while creating transparency from sensor-actuator to cloud.

Véronique Dossogne
Filiep Vincent

Industry 4.0, or Smart Manufacturing, is a subject of considerable debate. But, what’s new on the standardisation front? What does the future hold in this specific field? Would you like to find out which standards are of particular concern to your own activity? Sirris has collected the most important information on Industry 4.0 standardisation, including a list of frequently asked questions on the subject.

Véronique Dossogne

'Umati', the new open standard aims at unifying communication for all machine tools. This will enable user companies to rely on less fragmented solutions and to considerably reduce the commissioning time of new machines. For a machine tool manufacturer, this offers a major and quite unique sales pitch.

Véronique Dossogne

The modern world is increasingly interconnected. Departments and enterprises must be able to share the latest and most accurate information about the production system and its operation. The international standard IEC 62832, Digital Factory Framework, which is currently being updated, provides a common reference for the digitisation of data related to production systems.

Bruno Verlee

A new standard is currently being developed for assessing the risks but also for setting up measures of prevention and protection relative to the processes of additive manufacturing with metallic materials. This document also includes a part dedicated to waste management. It is drafted jointly by the ISO/TC 261 and ASTM F42 technical committees for additive manufacturing.

Véronique Dossogne

Humans use words, diagrams, images, context, sounds, facial expressions or body language to be understood. Machines use data and information models as well as algorithms to manipulate information, and human concepts need to be translated for machine use. A recent white paper offers an assessment of current and future challenges involving semantic interoperability in industrial domains and related industry-based standards.

Véronique Dossogne

The easier machine tools exchange and share information, the more efficient they are. Umati ('universal machine tool interface') is moving one step closer towards becoming a generally accepted standard. It is an open standard for machine tool users throughout the world. It serves to exploit new potentials for manufacturing of the future. The umati Joint Working Group has scheduled a series of meetings and web conferences.