Category Archives: CE marking

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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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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