Draft Commission Regulation laying down ecodesign requirements for welding equipment pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (8 pages + 10 pages of the Annexes, in English)
This draft Commission Regulation sets compulsory requirements on the energy efficiency (minimum efficiency of the internal power supply unit, and maximum low-power-mode consumption), as well as on the material efficiency (such as the disassemblability of certain components) of welding equipment. In accordance with Framework Directive 2009/125/EC, products not meeting these requirements will not be allowed to be placed on the EU market. The draft Regulation is based on the findings of a technical, environmental and economic study which has been carried out in consultation with stakeholders. The measures proposed were subject to an impact assessment.