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Why You Need a Constructional Data Form (CDF) and How To Complete One

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Nov 23, 2018 5:54:49 PM

A Constructional Data Form, also known as a Component Data Form or CDF, is a list of critical components for a piece of equipment or device. The CDF is a critical tool for ensuring that a machine or product is constructed with the same critical components throughout the entire life cycle of production.

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Topics: Products, compliance, machinery

How Regulatory Compliance Partners Can Help Manufacturers

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Mar 5, 2018 5:23:39 PM

The packaging machinery industry is growing. With at 5.34% CAGR, the market is predicted to be at 40 billon by 2017. As the industry grows and evolves, so do the concerns around machinery and facilities. Manufacturers face a number of compliance challenges, including machinery hazards, functional safety, and even cybersecurity concerns. The following blog post touches on some of the areas manufacturers should consider when it comes to the regulatory and compliance process. 

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Topics: machinery

Compliance to SEMI S2/S8 improves safety in semiconductor manufacturing

Posted by TUV Rheinland on May 23, 2017 8:30:00 AM

If you are working in the semiconductor industry, you will often hear the ‘SEMI safety guidelines’ mentioned as the basic requirement in the industry.

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Topics: semiconductor, SEMI, machinery

Machinery Risk Assessments and Guarding

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Sep 22, 2016 11:22:29 AM

One of my favorite movies of all time included a man who dedicated his life to the study of fencing so that one day he could approach a man who had six fingers on his right and say, “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father.  Prepare to die.” 

Now, I’ve never known a man with six fingers just on his right hand.  I did, however, know a guy who had six fingers on bothhands… and they all worked!  I met the man while working in Brazil and after shaking the man’s hand, I said to a co-worker, “That guy has got to have the biggest hand I’ve even shook.”

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Topics: machinery