Category Archives: CE marking

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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RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU – Equipment for Research and Development

The understanding of many CE marking Directives is enhanced oftentimes by comparing a specific product to the recitals, articles, and annexes of the Directive and a detailed reading of the accompanying guidance document that is usually available to read alongside … Continue reading

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The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, RoHS markings, and the CE marking

The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, or ‘RoHS2’ as it is sometimes called, is a CE marking Directive and is a European law. The various RoHS markings seen on different pieces of equipment, while not illegal and possibly informative, have no legal … 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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