The introduction of digitalisation for lifts poses a challenge for lift and component manufacturers to ensure not only functional safety but also IT security. At interlift 2019, which will take place in Augsburg from 15 to 18 October 2019, TÜV SÜD will present its comprehensive range of services for ensuring the safety and security of smart lifts. (Hall 5, Stand 5.033)
On the occasion of World Accreditation Day 2019, TÜV SÜD underlines the significant role of certification in global trade and supply-chain transparency. World Accreditation Day goes back to an initiative launched by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). With 24,000-plus staff in roughly 50 countries, TÜV SÜD is among the world's leading suppliers of testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services.
ANSF, Italy's National Railways Safety Agency, has recognised TÜV Italia as Verificatore Indipendente Sicurezza (VIS). Based on this recognition, the inspection and certification organisation can now provide assessment of railway systems according to Italy's Notified National Technical Rules (NNTR-I). TÜV Italia is a 100% subsidiary of the TÜV SÜD Group and supplies all its rail services under the umbrella of the Rail business unit.
Gerhard Müller (56), Head of Public Policy and Economic Affairs of the Mobility Division of TÜV SÜD, was elected new President of the Comité International de L’Inspection Technique Automobile (CITA) by the CITA General Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, in April 2019. This is the first time that a TÜV SÜD employee has headed the International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee, which has 135 members representing over 50 countries. The key topics for Müller’s four years of presidency concern advancing international road safety, establishing global standards for the testing of automated driving functions and further reducing vehicle emissions.
TÜV SÜD Product Service is among the world's first certification bodies to receive designation as a Notified Body for the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) by the Central Authority of the Länder for Health Protection with regard to Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (ZLG). The European Parliament implemented the MDR to improve the EU approval system for medical devices. The regulation which came into force in May 2017, will end its transition period by late May 2020.
Even one year after the end of the transitional period, German companies still have a lot to do to fully meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). According to a recent survey by TÜV SÜD, around one third of those surveyed said that their company had implemented the necessary measures only partially (29%) or not at all (6%).
The quality of metal powder is a crucial factor for reliable additive manufacturing (AM) using laser powder-bed fusion (LPBF) machines. TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH has now completed its first audit of a manufacturer of metal powder at Rosswag GmbH. The audit forms part of a new certification programme based on the AD 2000 Code for pressure equipment and thus, mutatis mutandis, the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED).
Japanese experts from TÜV SÜD Japan, a member of one of the world’s leading technical service organizations, have completed their first project under INMETRO Ordinance No. 54/2016 governing medical devices. The organization issued an INMETRO certificate for active medical devices based on this INMETRO Ordinance on January 21, 2019. In the future, TÜV SÜD Japan will continue to support medical device manufacturers who need to transition to INMETRO Ordinance No. 54/2016 and medical device manufacturers who intend to sell medical devices in Brazil.
Three years ago, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy launched the PEGASUS project with the aim of delivering standards for making highly automated vehicles safe. The project partners are now presenting their results. TÜV SÜD participated in the project right from the outset and was the only testing and inspection organisation among a total of 16 partners from science and industry. The key tasks of the TÜV SÜD experts were to specify and develop test scenarios, carry out tests on proving grounds and work together with the other stakeholders in the field of functional safety. The key result delivered standardised methods and tools for the inspection and testing of highly automated vehicles, including proving-ground tests at 130 kilometres per hour.
On 13 and 14 May 2019, Europe's leading experts from the food industry will once again meet at the 9th European Food Sure Summit in Amsterdam. This year's agenda is varied and includes topics such as increasing transparency, security against food fraud and reducing waste. TÜV SÜD is a partner of the Summit and has a new service in its bag: eHACCP. TÜV SÜD food experts Ron Wacker, Florian Hilt and Elena Sosna will be on hand to provide information.