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.

Olivier Rigo

The draft ISO/ASTM CD 52935_ 'Additive manufacturing of metals - Qualification principles - Qualification of coordinators for metallic parts production' has changed from CD status ('Committee Draft' - the first draft of the standard development committee) to DIS ('Draft International Standard' - draft for enquiry, subject to public input).

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
Filiep Vincent

Increasingly robots and autonomous vehicles are working alongside operators. But what about the standards? What is to be expected in this field? Do you want to know which standards affect you?

Bruno Verlee

Eearly August, a new operational standard has been published jointly by the ISO and the ASTM specifying the requirements for the qualification of operators of laser metal powder bed fusion machines and additive manufacturing equipment used in aerospace applications. This document is applicable if the operator qualification testing is required by a contract or by application standards.

Véronique Dossogne

Manufacturing companies believe that optimising internal logistics operations is an important lever for maintaining competitiveness. In a series of blogs, we take a closer look at the different challenges and potential solutions, AGVs in particular. In order to provide a framework for driverless automated industrial trucks, the brand new ISO 3691-4:2020 standard details the necessary requirements to guarantee operator safety.

Véronique Dossogne

As face masks for daily use are an essential part of the exit strategy, there is an urgent need for an official Belgian reference document.