Digital operating manual
Protect the environment.
Overview and solution approach to the EU Machinery Regulation for the digital operating manual.
All information and insights about digital operating manual in our exclusive Whitepaper!
In a nutshell:
The time has come!
After more than 15 years, the previous EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC will be replaced by the new EU Machinery Regulation.
This new regulation was officially published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 29.06.2023.
Member states and economic operators now have 42 months before the provisions of the new regulation are fully applied.
For technical documentation, a long-awaited change becomes reality:
The absolutely legally compliant digital operating manual.
So manufacturers of machines and similar products can finally get started.
The future takes shape
Guaranteed possible from 2027 at the latest!
In the EU Machinery Regulation, Article 10, paragraph (7) says
“The instruction manual can be made available in digital form.”
This is subject to a number of conditions that can be easily solved with ECHO PRM, see here.
The new regulation will become valid on 20 January 2027 (Article 54 of the regulation).
However, it is considered very likely that the digital operating instructions can be implemented much earlier.
It is therefore best for companies to deal with the issue today.
Getting started digitally now?
It’s possible! And it makes sense!
Even according to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC there are already possibilities!
Keyword: State of the art!
See, for example, this analysis by an expert in an LinkedIn article.
Digital manuals already have a great added value – apart from the obvious advantages such as resource and cost savings.
Because: In the risk assessment for CE marking, safety can be massively increased by a digital supplement. This is especially true when components that are easier to consume are provided digitally, such as clickable instructions, video tutorials, etc.
Now is the time to go digital.
And from the beginning of 2027 at the latest, the way is finally clear
Too much money for too much paper
An example: One page of printed paper costs about 0.06€. Let’s assume you produce 2000 machines a year. Each manual contains 300 pages. This results in 600,000 sheets of paper just for printing the instructions.
600.000 x 0,06 € = 36.000 €
What is the current status? What is important? When does it start?
The smart way to digital operating manuals
The future of operating manuals is digital.
ECHO PRM is the tool for machine manufacturers that enables you to use the machine ordinance for yourself to save costs, paper waste and service effort and to protect the environment together. Your user simply scans the QR code on your product using a smartphone and immediately receives an overview with all the information relevant to him. Done.
From now on, your customers can forget about losing the operating manual!
Compatible with any camera and internet-enabled device
Your digital operating manual is GDPR compliant on servers in Germany
replaces countless, useless sheets of paper
Create your own help centre
Design your ECHO PRM to fit seamlessly into your CI. Images, colours and the customer approach are 100% customisable. Increase your customer satisfaction with features that help your users connect with you.
What else? ECHO PRM is so much more!
Customer feedback. Interaction. Direct & simple!
In addition to providing information, the entire communication with the end user can be taken to a whole new level: Cleverly evaluate categorised feedback, process and document service requests and so much more.
Scan. There it is.
To use ECHO PRM, your customer does not need to install an app or log in! Access is possible immediately with any smartphone or tablet. One scan is enough and your user has access to all stored documents, device specifications, applications and much more. Why make things complicated when they can be so simple?
Safety comes first. And second. And third.
At ECHO PRM, data protection is a core value. We do everything we can to keep your data safe on servers in Germany. We do not use tracking tools and work closely with professional data protectionists. No one but you can change information. We do not sell personal information and do not share data with third parties. Never.
On your marks. Ready!
We work every day to improve our product. Integrating ECHO PRM into your business is effortless. You have no IT and programming effort, are always kept up to date and automatically secure new features. So you can concentrate on what’s really important – your products.
ECHO is simple. Great.
We want to save you time instead of saddling you with more work. Thanks to the hierarchical product logic in the backend, you can maintain, change and create your products with just a few clicks.
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