No More Printed Manuals - We’ve Gone Digital!


Jun 27, 2024
No More Printed Manuals - We’ve Gone Digital! | Blog - Microwell

From February 2024, No More Printed Manuals—We’ve Gone Digital!

In an exciting step towards sustainability and efficiency, our company will no longer print installation and user manuals starting from February 2024. This transition to digital-only manuals is set to save an average of around 62,000 pages annually. The shift not only supports environmental conservation efforts but also aligns with the recent updates in the European Union's regulations.

A Move Towards Sustainability

The decision to eliminate printed manuals comes with significant environmental benefits. By saving around 62,000 pages each year, we are making a substantial contribution to reducing paper consumption. To put this into perspective, around 62,000 pages equal approximately 7.5 trees saved annually, considering that one tree produces about 8,333 sheets of paper. Additionally, this change helps in conserving ink and toner, significantly reducing our carbon footprint.

Interesting Fact: Manufacturing one ton of paper requires the same amount of energy as manufacturing a car! By going digital, we're helping to save not just trees but also a significant amount of energy.

Benefits of Digital Manuals

Digital manuals offer numerous advantages over their printed counterparts:

  1. Accessibility and Convenience: Digital manuals can be accessed anytime and anywhere, as long as there is an internet connection. This means that users can easily refer to them on their smartphones, tablets, or computers without having to carry around bulky paper documents.
  2. Searchability: Finding specific information in a digital manual is much easier. Users can quickly search for keywords or phrases, which saves time and enhances the user experience.
  3. Updates and Revisions: Digital manuals can be updated effortlessly. Whenever there is a change in product specifications or instructions, the manual can be revised and instantly redistributed without the need for reprinting.
  4. Cost Efficiency: Eliminating the need for printing reduces costs associated with paper, ink, and printing machinery maintenance. These savings can be redirected towards improving products and services.

Compliance with EU Regulations

Our shift to digital manuals is in perfect harmony with the new Machinery Regulation (EU) 2023/1230, which replaces the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. The updated regulation specifically permits digital installation and user instructions. This change reflects a broader trend towards digitalization and sustainability within the EU, promoting the use of modern technology to streamline processes and reduce environmental impact.

What This Means for Our Customers

Starting from February 2024, customers will receive digital manuals for all new products. These manuals will be available for download from our website and will be provided via email upon purchase. For those who still prefer a physical copy, we will offer an option to print the manual themselves, ensuring that everyone’s preferences are catered to.


The move to digital manuals marks a significant milestone in our journey towards sustainability and modernity. By saving around 62,000 pages annually, we are playing our part in protecting the environment while also providing a better, more convenient experience for our customers. The alignment with the EU’s updated regulations further underscores our commitment to staying ahead of the curve and embracing positive changes for the future.

We are excited about this transition and believe it will bring substantial benefits to both our customers and the environment. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to innovate and improve our practices.



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