CE Certification for Machinery

CE Certification Consulting according to Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and New Machinery Regulation
We provide assistance for conformity with the Machinery Directive to affix the CE marking in compliance with the requirements for machinery manufacturing within the European market.

Machinery Directive consulting for manufacturing in Europe

Our high level of expertise in Machinery Directive consulting and operating experience as machinery and automation system builders and designers allow us to provide manufacturers complete technical support in affixing the CE marking.

We guide customers through the entire certification process, from creating the necessary documents, including the risk assessment and instructions for use, as well as drawing up the technical file, which allow industrial machinery and components to be put on the European market for use in complete safety.

Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC is integrated with harmonized product directives, which apply to certain types of machinery or intended uses, including:

  • ATEX (2014/34/EU), conformity requirements for systems used in explosive atmospheres
  • LVD (2014/35/EU), conformity requirements for low voltage electrical material
  • EMC (2014/30/EU), conformity requirements for electrical compatibility of electrical or electronic equipment

 

The Machinery Directive 2006/42 /EC had not been revised for 15 years, and clearly needed updating. And so, a written proposal for the New Machinery Regulation was issued on 21 April 2021.

It appears that the New Regulation will center on technological developments in machinery and the risks associated with IoTAI, the exchange of data between IT and OT systems, and exposure to cyber attacks​, which can compromise the proper functioning of systems and so threaten the safety of people; so these changes are affecting manufacturer’s liability.

FAQ

The Machinery Directive (current version MD 2006/42/EC) is a standard with the goal of harmonizing the health and safety requirements applicable to machinery on the basis of health and safety standards to ensure equipment can circulate freely on the European market.

The Machinery Directive (current version MD 2006/42/EC) is a standard with the goal of harmonizing the health and safety requirements applicable to machinery on the basis of health and safety standards to ensure equipment can circulate freely on the European market.

As per art. 2 Point 1, the Machinery Directive defines “machinery” as an assembly, fitted with or intended to be fitted with a drive system other than directly applied human or animal effort, consisting of linked parts or components, at least one of which moves, and which are joined together for a specific application. It also specifies that the following fall under the definition of machinery:

  • an assembly missing only the components to connect it on site or to sources of energy and motion
  • an assembly ready to be installed and able to function as it stands only if mounted on a means of transport, or installed in a building or a structure
  • assemblies of machinery or partly completed machinery which, in order to achieve the same end, are arranged and controlled so that they function as an integral whole
  • an assembly of linked parts or components, at least one of which moves and which are joined together, intended for lifting loads and whose only power source is directly applied human effort

Within the European market, all machinery thus defined by the Directive are subject to mandatory CE marking.

The following is excluded from the scope of the Machinery Directive:

  • seagoing vessels and mobile offshore units and machinery installed on board such vessels and/or units
  • mine winding gear
  • means of transport by air, on water and on rail networks with the exclusion of machinery mounted on these means of transport
  • electrical and electronic products falling under the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU
  • weapons, including firearms
  • agricultural and forestry tractors

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Why Choose us

  • We have over 20 years of experience assisting manufacturers in complying with Machinery Directive
  • We ensure complete support for the security design
  • We guarantee total compliance with your deadlines

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