Maintaining Machine Conformity

Actions for the maintenance of machines and production lines in use
Service for monitoring the compliance of equipment installed at plants all around Europe according to the Machinery Directive and local minimum requirements.

Consultancy for monitoring the conformity of production lines

Maintaining compliance is a complex task as machinery is often subject to modification, maintenance or tampering.

We can guarantee complete technical support for maintaining the CE conformity of machinery thanks to our high degree of specialization in consultancy on matters relating to the Machinery Directive and our operational experience in the design and manufacture of automation systems.


We offer a routine conformity inspection service.

The purpose of this service is to:

  • Identify the technical measures required to ensure compliance with the applicable requirements
  • Check that no substantial changes have been made to the machinery
  • Check for any regulatory updates that impact compliance
  • Affix inspection seals (where possible), also to protect against tampering or removal


To make this process quicker and more efficient, we use H-DOCS, the proprietary software we developed for monitoring the relevant documentation and that today represents real digital support for HSE functions.

The seal affixed to the machinery contains a QR Code that, through H-DOCS, can be traced back to the relevant reports and compliance documentation.


The digital seal can be affixed to different types of equipment to facilitate visual inspection of:

  • Fixed guards
  • Mobile guards and interlocking devices
  • Emergency devices
  • Protection of the electrical panels


Upon completion, it is possible to request the execution of electrical controls and tests on the safety functions of the machine (emergency buttons, accesses, speed controls, jog controls) for safe stopping and equipotential bonding.


Directive 2006/42/EC is the version of the Machinery Directive currently in force; the first version was drafted in 1989 (Directive 89/392/EEC) and subsequently revised in 1998 (Directive 98/37/EC).

The main purposes of the Machinery Directive are as follows:

  • to harmonize the health and safety requirements applicable to machinery, based on a high level of health and safety protection
  • to guarantee the free movement of machinery within the European market.

The Machinery Directive provides the following definition of “machinery” in

Article 2 Point 1: “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”.

Every product placed on the market and subject to the Machinery Directive must be accompanied, for its entire useful life, by a CE Declaration of Conformity for machinery, issued by the manufacturer. Annex II of the Directive outlines the minimum contents that must be included in this document, both for​ machinery​ and for partly completed machinery​​.

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Why Choose us

  • Specialists with over 20 years of operational experience
  • We can issue CE certification in the name of H-ON Consulting
  • Customization according to the schedule of the revamping project
  • Replicability of the method of analysis and management of all kinds of machinery in different countries
  • Use of state-of-the-art technological tools, such as DIV-CO and H-DOCS

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