Category Archives: CE marking

New RoHS restrictions, substances added to Annex II

There is a change on the horizon for manufacturers used to complying with RoHS based on the restriction of the six substances indicated in RoHS 2011/65/EU (Annex II): Lead (0.1%) Mercury (0.1%) Cadmium (0.01%) Hexavalent chromium (0.1%) Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) … Continue reading

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Compliance with the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU, Annex I

F2 Labs is constantly working to help customers better understand their responsibilities in complying with CE marking Directives that may or may not apply to their equipment. Previously we published an article about the relationship between the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU … 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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EN standards and the Radio Equipment (RED) Directive 2014/53/EU and the Radio and Telecommunication Terminal (R&TTE) Directive 1999/5/EC

The Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU, or RED, came into force in June of this year. This new Directive replaced the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC for wireless equipment, also called the R&TTE Directive. There is a one-year transition … 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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The EMC Directive and “Fixed Installations”

A common discussion point with manufacturers is the notion of the “fixed installation”. Probably mostly due to recital (36) in the beginning of the EMC Directive 2014/30/EU: Fixed installations are clearly defined in Article 3 (1.) (3.) of the EMC … Continue reading

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