Author Archives: Peter Jolles

Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC – The text and the harmonized EN standards

Complying with any EU CE marking Directive will require a trip to one of many European Commission websites that are set up to assist with the process. They are great sources of information, I have them bookmarked, and one or … Continue reading

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EN 60950-1 and EN 62368-1

We are starting to feel some more effects from the upcoming replacement of EN 60950-1 by EN 62368-1. This is causing some confusion in the compliance world as well and I wanted to share a recent example that we were … Continue reading

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RoHS 3 – (EU) 2015/863 – Some FAQ’s

Now that we have been under the ‘new’ EU RoHS for a few months I thought it would be a good time to write a brief article to cover some of the most commonly asked questions. What changed? RoHS 2011/65/EU … Continue reading

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Translations and CE marking

This is an often-asked question, “Do I need to translate the manual for the EU and what do I need to translate?” The answer is everything that is needed top assemble, safely operate, maintain, and eventually dispose of the equipment … Continue reading

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CE marking FAQ

Frequently at F2 Labs we get very deep into various topics regarding CE marking and other compliance requirements. I can only imagine the sinking feeling that a manufacturer must feel when seeing this on a request for bid: CE marking … Continue reading

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Sending equipment to the EU when compliance is not an obvious path

Manufacturers contact F2 Labs from around the world to ask for assistance with EU regulations. While F2 Labs primarily focuses on electro-mechanical devices, including medical devices, we have also assisted many people with an understanding of what is legally required. … Continue reading

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Ronin Revolution Corporation earns EC type-examination Certification for Ronin Lift from Notified Body.

Ronin Revolution Corporation worked with F2 Labs to evaluate and test the Ronin Lift for compliance with the relevant CE marking Directives required to sell their product in Europe. The Ronin Left is a personal ascender used to lift people … Continue reading

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CE marking – Equipment is stopped in French customs, what now?

The sales department at F2 Labs fields phone calls from primarily US manufacturers. We have heard every scenario imaginable as pertains CE marking, from, “What is CE marking? We are about to disassemble and crate our machine and noticed that CE … Continue reading

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Building a machine for the EU? Here is some wiring guidance from one of our senior safety engineers.

We help manufacturers every day with the task of CE marking their equipment for shipment to the EU. Very often we are asked questions by our customer’s engineering staff and one of the most common questions pertains to wire colors. … Continue reading

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RoHS 2011/65/EU – New Restrictions July 2019

RoHS 2011/65/EU presently requires compliance for electrical and electronic equipment to these six substances indicated in Annex II: We note that RoHS 2011/65/EU was amended by Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863 in March of 2015. The new restrictions are highlighted … Continue reading

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