The NMO have recently issue the following document with regard to the present situation in relation to EMC Immunity. I feel that this represents good advice for the present situation, but we must wait and see the final note as it is published before we can make final conclusionsPosition statement form the NMO
The latest NMi newsletter has been issued and contains a number of things of interest. There is an explanation of the problem that we are facing with regard to the raising of the immunity standard to 10v per metre.There is also an explanation of the new NoBoMet Group. This is a group that has been set up to represent the interests and the views of the notified bodies. It is hoped that CECIP will be invited to the next meeting which it is believed will be in April next year.
The Enterprise and Industry Directorate General of European Commission is organising a Conference on ‘Market Surveillance and Machinery’ which will focus on market surveillance in the machinery sector. The conference will take place on 24 November 2011 in the Albert Borschette Conference Centre in Brussels with an expected attendance of 200 to 300 people from industry, the European Institutions, Member State market surveillance and customs authorities and others. The speakers are from the Commission, European Parliament, Industry and the Market Surveillance Authorities.
The conference will deal with Market surveillance for industrial products, focusing on machinery together with topics such as the New Legislative Framework and the Sectoral Directives including the weighing instrument industry
CECIP and the UKWF will be supporting the conference and the challenges we all face with regard to market surveillance. If you have any views please let me know
A cross reference table for the difference between the existing EN45501 and the proposed new draft can be found on the website. This is a useful table and draws your attention to the major differences between the two standards. It must be remembered that this is not the final draft and it has yet to go forward to final consultation. If you have any questions pleased do not hesitate to contact me.Cross reference table for proposed draft of EN45501
A paper explaining the proposed UKWF Approved Engineer Certificate can be found on the website. The exam will be in two parts. A “workbook” exercise that will need to be completed by the engineer. This will relate to type of instrument that the engineer works on. The second part will be a written exam on general weights and measures issues. This could be completed at the premises of the business, or at an examination centre. We are seeking the views of the members, and perhaps most importantly weather you would consider sending your engineers on the course. It will only be a success if the membership participatesPaper on the proposed certificate for UKWF engineers