Presentation: IEC and smart manufacturing October 2019

Smart manufacturing, also called industry 4.0 or the industrial internet of things (IIOT) fits into the wider scope of the 4th industrial revolution.
This presentation outlines how IEC contributes to smart manufacturing, points to some of the white papers that cover different aspects of importance for modern manufacturing and highlights cyber security needs.


Flyer IECEE: International cyber security certification – en

The rapid development of the digitalization of everything brings with it many challenges. In the forefront is the ever-increasing concern of cyber security to protect against threats to the electronic systems that have become so vital to users. Both industry and governments are continuously seeking ways to reduce the risks.

The security of digital systems is an increasing concern not only for businesses, government and defense, but to individuals and society in general.

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Briefing paper: A guide to conformity assessment for renewable energy test labs in the marine energy sector – en

Open water test facilities for tidal and wave energy convertors and labs for controlled testing have a critical role to play in the implementation of the IECRE Marine Energy Operational Management Committee. Collectively referred to as renewable energy test labs, these facilities can perform accredited tests to assess the performance, power quality, acoustics and loads in marine energy convertors according to technical specifications published by IEC TC 114.

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Briefing paper: Bringing intelligence to the grid – en, fr

Smart grid technologies allow the grid to become more flexible, interactive and enable it to provide real-time feedback. It incorporates technologies and services that facilitate intelligent monitoring, control, communication and self-healing technologies.

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Briefing paper (e-tech articles): IEC conformity assessment work – en

This brochure contains a selection of articles from our magazine, e-tech, on the work of IEC Conformity Assessment Systems.


Briefing paper: IECEE services for industrial automation – en

Automation of manufacturing is increasing around the world. According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), it is estimated that more than 1,7 million new industrial robots will be installed globally in factories between 2017 and 2020.

Smart manufacturing is the term used to describe the trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies.

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Briefing paper: Setting up an electrical testing laboratory in a developing country – en

UNIDO – IEC guidelines with case studies in developing countries.

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Briefing paper: A Common Regulatory Framework for Equipment Used in Environments with an Explosive Atmosphere – en

This UNECE publication provides a common regulatory framework for Ex areas that recommends the IEC and IECEx as the world’s best practice model for the verification of conformity to International Standards. It can be used by countries that lack regulation in this sector as a blueprint for their regulation, and also for aligning existing national regulations with internationally harmonized best practice.

The framework is also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

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Briefing paper: Piracy in electrical and electronic products: Anti-counterfeiting best practice and strategies – en, fr, es, de, pt, fi, ru, ko

This brochure explains the impact of product piracy in electrotechnical products on safety and liability. It complements the PowerPoint presentation: Fighting product piracy.

The brochure is available in English, French, German, Korean, Portugese, Russian and Spanish.

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Presentation: Fighting product piracy

This presentation explains the impact of product piracy in electrotechnical products on safety and liability. It complements the brochure Piracy in electrical and electronic products.  This PP includes speaker’s notes.