• Report on the Evaluation of the Published Machinery Directive

    The European Commission has published the evaluation study on the 2006 / 42 / CE Machinery Directive that it had commissioned Technopolis.
    The purpose of the assessment is to verify the performance of the Directive and to determine whether it is useful in achieving the objectives it seeks to ascertain whether or not it is necessary to carry out its review. This is the decision that the Commission will have to take in the coming months based on the analysis of the results of this study.

  • 2014 / 34 / EU ATEX and 2014 / 35 / EU LVD Directives - New harmonized standards lists

    In the Official Journal of the European Union of September 8, updated lists of harmonized standards have been published in accordance with 2014 / 34 / EU ATEX and 2014 / 35 / EU LVD Directives.

    The lists can be consulted at the following links:
    Harmonized ATEX standards

  • 2014 / 53 / EU RED Directive - Seminar ANIMA 3 October 2017

    The next 3 October, ANIMA organizes, as the first moment of in-depth study, an information seminar on the 2014 / 53 / EU RED Directive.

    We remind that the 2014 / 53 / EU Directive has repealed the previous 1999 / 5 / CE Directive 'R & TTE' and represents, from last 13 June 2017, the legislative provision for making available on the European Union market of radio equipment . The Directive has introduced a number of novelties, such as specific requirements for equipment incorporating radio equipment (combined-equipment).

  • Updated the Machine Guide Application Update

    The upgrading of the Community Guideline (2.1 Edition) to the 2006 / 42 / CE Machinery Directive has been made publicly available in English on the site Of the Commission for the Machinery sector And you can download it directly to this link.
    The Commission is launching a translation program in only German and French languages.

  • 2014 / 53 / EU RED Directive - ORGALIME Guide for correct application to machines

    Since the 13 June June formally expired the coexistence period between the previous 1999 / 5 / CE R & TTE Directive and 2014 / 53 / EU RED Directive (transposed in Italy by Legislative Decree 22 June 2016 No. 128) on radio equipment, Now fully in force.

    One of the important consequences of this deadline is the correct application of the new Directive in the case of radio equipment used in machines conforming to the 2006 / 42 / CE Directive.

  • 2014 / 53 / EU RED Directive - Publish the EC Guide and the New List of Harmonized Standards

    The 2014 / 53 / EU Directive (transposed in Italy by Legislative Decree 22 June 2016 No. 128) on radio equipment is formally in force since last year and the next 13 June 2017 expires the "coexistence" period with the previous Directive 1999 / 5 / EC.

    In view of this deadline, the European Commission has published in the Official Gazette (12 May 2017 C149 / 6 series) the updated list of harmonized standards under the Directive (the list is available at following link)

  • Updating the Machine Directive Application Guide: New draft from the Commission

    The European Commission's Machinery Committee has issued a draft proposal for updating the 2006 / 42 / CE Guidelines Implementation Guide Edition.
    The Commission has presented the text as a final revision and intends to publish the document in an official form shortly. The components of the Machine Committee were left to present some of the last comments.

  • Working Group Pressure: updates on Directive 2014 / 68 / EC (PED) and the Directive 2014 / 29 / EU (SPVD)

    The day March 21 2017, it held the meeting of the Working Group 'Pressure' from the European Commission, which is responsible for approving the lines of PED Guide. This working group is composed of the representatives of Member States, representatives of the European federations, notified bodies and CEN and is chaired by a representative of the European Commission. The SOUL Federation actively participates in the work and state of the art are summarized below:
    Directive 2014 / 68 / EC (PED)

  • Agreement MRA (Mutual Recognition Agreement) between Switzerland and Europe: doubt and uncertainty after the alignment of the main product directives

    In force since 2002, a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) between the European Union and Switzerland facilitates the trade of machines and equipment for the granting of mutual recognition in relation to conformity assessment. The agreements on mutual recognition in relation to conformity assessment, the so-called Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), are important tools to remove certain technical barriers to trade regulated by the Product Directives.

  • Europump Annual Meeting 2017 - 17 / 20 May - Bodrum (Turkey)

    The Europump Annual Meeting meets annually 17 14 National Associations representing EU Member States to which are added Turkey, Russia and Switzerland. These are supplemented by a large US delegation, the result of the collaboration agreement with Hydraulyc Institute.

    Meetings and Workshops update participants on relevant topics for the sector - in particular the European directives, energy and environmental issues, Community and international law as well as market trends.

Companies and products

  • Members and product categories list

    In this section you will find the Repertoire of member companies SOUL, Complete and functional database of Italian companies in the mechanical sector.