Category Archives: Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and lifting accessories

The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, broadly, is applicable to machinery, defined in Article 2 (a) as an assembly fitted or intended to be fitted with a drive assembly to perform a function. The power, unless used for lifting purposes, must come … Continue reading

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CE marking Directives and the Authorized European Representative

The CE marking is placed on products after compliance with all applicable EU CE marking Directives. Some typical examples of CE marking Directives that F2 Labs provides technical support for are indicated below: Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC  Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU … Continue reading

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CE markings, Ex markings, and other EU markings claiming product compliance

Manufacturers who build equipment for sale to customers in the European Union may spend a lot of time learning about and understanding the process that is required in order to sell their products with a CE marking on it. Placing … Continue reading

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Harmonized EN standards, CE marking Directives and your European projects

Silently and slowly – but inexorably… the Directives and standards we use for CE marking are updated, revised, and replaced – and we must account for them. They must be correct when referenced on your declarations of conformity and that … Continue reading

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The Radio Equipment Directive and the Simplified EU Declaration of Conformity

I first read the new Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (aka the “RED”) in 2014 when it was published and noted its similarity to the other NLF Framework Directives as it pertains to the documentation compliance process and the conformity modules. … Continue reading

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The Pressure Equipment Directive and machine builders

The Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC was recast in 2014 and the new Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU replaced the old “PED” on July 19, 2016. This revision to the Pressure Equipment Directive was part of the New Legislative Framework and was part of … Continue reading

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CE marking and the China Export mark

There are two commonly used markings on equipment that are very similar in appearance but mean different things. The CE marking is a European compliance marking and indicates compliance to all applicable European CE marking Directives (like the Machinery Directive … Continue reading

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Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC Article 1 (2) (k)

  Previously we discussed some of the legal questions about compliance to either the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC or the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU. This one question has led to many discussions at F2. Usually it starts with, “well, does a … Continue reading

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Machinery Directive or the Low Voltage Directive… which one?

The Machinery Directive and the Low Voltage Directive: how do I know which one? The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU can both be applied to certain machines or equipment. The Machinery Directive excludes the Low Voltage … Continue reading

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CE marking and the requirement for translations

Your compliance requirements for export to the EU do not stop with putting the CE marking on your equipment. Depending upon the applicable CE marking Directives that are relevant to your equipment, you may be required to prepare or be … Continue reading

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