Category Archives: Product Testing

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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What is IP testing?

At F2 Labs, our IP testing chambers are constantly filled with projects undergoing testing to IEC 60529. Since I work in the sales department at F2 Labs I field a lot of questions, every day, about IP testing, what it … 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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