Category Archives: CE marking

CE marking, harmonized EN standards, & EN 60204-1:2018

The main electrical safety standard for machinery, EN 60204-1, was revised by CENELEC and published on September 14, 2018. The currently harmonized version, EN 60204-1:2006+A1:2009, is still the officially recognized version. What does this mean? As a primer, I suggest … Continue reading

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Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, Article 1 (b) interchangeable equipment

As usual, I opened the RAPEX Weekly Report that delivers to my inbox every Friday morning. Scrolling through, I reviewed three cases involving saw blades. These are interesting because they were stopped for violating the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. Normally when … Continue reading

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The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and Notified Bodies

What is a Notified Body and what does it have to do with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC? In most cases presented to us, absolutely nothing. I wanted to write this article because we are asked, from time to time, if … Continue reading

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CE marking Ambiguity

Yesterday I posted an article pertaining to last week’s RAPEX report and the scope of the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU. Today I reviewed this week’s ‘catch’ of non-conforming products and it is a very illustrative of the opaqueness, sometimes, of … Continue reading

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The Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU, its scope, and products that operate from DC voltage.

“F2 Labs is not the EU police and I do not know any EU police.” I say that very often to customers when I speak with them, particularly as it relates to the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/Eu and its scope, … Continue reading

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Automatic Bar Controls, Inc. – Pizza Sauce Dispenser

F2 Labs and Automatic Bar Controls, Inc. have collaborated on many compliance projects over the years and so we are pretty familiar with some of their products. It was very interesting to see some of the pizza sauce dispenser… which … Continue reading

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REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 – Article 7, Annex VII, and practical considerations for manufacturers – the CRASH COURSE

One possible cause for an audible “gulp” coming from the reader of a specifications sheet is coming across a requirement to comply, vaguely, with the REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006. Broadly, REACH is meant to ensure that products in Europe do … Continue reading

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Partly completed machinery and the requirement for Assembly Instructions

Manufacturers who build parts of machines or incomplete machinery (for example: no controls) must be aware that their equipment must not carry a CE marking and must follow a separate compliance path in the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. This is an … Continue reading

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CE marking Onsite Consulting and Training

F2 Labs is able to send a CE marking expert to your facility to provide overview training to your business – sales and engineering. We can quickly dig into the Directives that apply to your specific products and show your … Continue reading

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Directive (EU) 2017/2102 and RoHS 2011/65/EU

The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU was amended in November 2017 by Directive (EU) 2017/2102 with some administrative clarifications. I found one item particularly interesting: Recital (2): (2) Secondary market operations for EEE, which involve repair, replacement of spare parts, refurbishment and … Continue reading

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