Why CE marking is required?
Many products require CE marking before they can be sold in the EU. CE marking indicates that a product has been assessed by the manufacturer and deemed to meet EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements. It is required for products manufactured anywhere in the world that are then marketed in the EU.
What is meant by CE certification?
The CE mark means that the manufacturer takes responsibility for the compliance of a product with all applicable European health, safety, performance and environmental requirements. CE stands for “Conformité Européenne”, the French for European conformity.
What is the Machinery Directive 98/37/EC?
A second publication of the Machinery Directive took place in 1998 – Directive 98/37/EC of 22 June 1998 on the harmonisation of the laws of all Member States relating to machinery.
When did the new machine directive come into effect?
Requirements of the new Machinery Directive were transcribed into national law of each country of the European Union (transcript had to be made before 29 June 2008) so that this new machine Directive shall apply starting from 29 December 2009 and replaces Machinery Directive 98/37/EC.
What does EU Machinery Directive stand for?
The Machinery Directive, Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 is a European Union directive concerning machinery and certain parts of machinery. Its main intent is to ensure a common safety level in machinery placed on the market or put in service in all member states…
What are the harmonized provisions of the Machinery Directive?
Directive 93/68/EEC has introduced harmonized provisions relating to “CE” marking. A second publication of the Machinery Directive took place in 1998 – Directive 98/37/EC of 22 June 1998 on the harmonization of the laws of all Member States relating to machinery.