Readme Dual Use Regulation 1382/2014

BECKHOFF Automation GmbH & Co. KG

As published on December 30, 2014 by EU Commission Delegated Regulation 1382/2014, standard frequency inverters – and with that also Beckhoff products AX5000 – become newly classified Dual-Use items: the item list Annex I of the Dual-Use Council Regulation 428/2009 has been changed accordingly, Frequency inverters (listed in item position 3A225) with „operating frequency of 600 Hz or more“ are now export controlled items. As a consequence some modifications have to be noticed:

  • Firmware versions without extension (Dual Use) can be used in consideration of Hardware Versions with following drives:
  • HW Version 1.0 (AX5xxx-0000-x0xx): Serial Number < 68.000
  • HW Version 1.0 (AX5xxx-0000-x01x)
  • HW Version 2.0 (AX5xxx-0000-x2xx): Serial Number < 140.000
  • HW Version 2.0 (AX5xxx-0000-x21x)
  • Firmware versions with extension (Dual Use) can be used in consideration of Hardware Versions with all drives