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27.09.2023
RAL-GZ 607/9 for window handles and window handles with protective effect revised

Outdated standards and the publication of the new version DIN EN13126-3:2023-04 have made it necessary to revise RAL-GZ 607/9. The changes were made by the Quality Association for Locks and Fittings (Gütegemeinschaft Schlösser und Beschläge) together with the Quality Committee and the new version was approved by the General Assembly of the Quality Association.

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03.07.2023
PIV welcomes new employees

The Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV) has now welcomed two new employees.

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02.05.2023
25 years PIV: Sascha Holz honored

Sascha Holz (46) has been working for the Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV) for 25 years. He has now been honored for his conscientious performance and loyalty by the institute's director Andrea Horsthemke and the managing director of the Gütegemeinschaft Schlösser und Beschläge e.V., Stephan Schmidt.

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30.03.2023
DIN EN 13126-3:2023-04 will be published in April

With issue date 2023-04 the standard

DIN EN 13126-3
Building hardware - Hardware for windows and french doors - Requirements and test methods -
Part 3: Operating handles, in particular for turn-tilt, tilt-turn and turn-only hardware;
German version EN 13126-3:2023
Date of issue: 2023-04

will be published.

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10.12.2022
UKCA transition period for construction products extended to 30 June 2025

As the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)] has learned from the homepage of the British government, the UK government has decided to extend the transition period for CE-marked products by another 2.5 years to 30 June 2025.

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16.11.2022
Transition period UKCA for many products extended to 31.12.2024 - special regulations for construction products not yet known

As we have learned from the homepage of the British government, the UK government has decided to extend the transition period for CE-marked products to 31.12.2024 again. So far, however, this postponement does not yet apply to all products. This also includes construction products. The ministries responsible for the sectors concerned are currently making sector-specific regulations. The legislation is expected to be passed shortly.

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14.06.2022
PIV CERT-certified padlocks provide more security

Not only the flat or house must be protected against burglary, garden gates and sheds should also always be secured. To secure them, it is important to use solid padlocks. Furthermore, padlocks are used in a wide variety of places. For example, padlocks are also used to protect and control doors such as cellar doors, cabinets or moveable objects.

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17.05.2022
FVSB and PIV with consulting services at Fensterbau Frontale 2022

The Association of German Lock and Fittings Manufacturers [Fachverband Schloss- und Beschlagindustrie (FVSB)] and the experts from the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)] will also be present after the Corona break and will be available as competent discussion partners for interested manufacturers from the lock and fittings sector at the Fensterbau Frontale in Nuremberg from 12 to 15 July 2022.

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10.03.2022
Donation for Ukraine

There are simply no words for such terrible things as the war in the Ukraine. The team of the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)] and the Association of German Lock and Fittings Manufacturers [Fachverband Schloss- und Beschlagindustrie (FVSB)] is stunned and does not want to stand idly by.

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15.11.2021
EN 1627 - 1630 newly published: PIV offers update and testing for new series of standards

The new EN 1627 - 1630 series of standards has been published with the issue date November 2021. Therefore, the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)] now offers testing according to the current version or, in case of an existing certificate, updating to the new series of standards.

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