In Europe CE Marking is mandatory for many types of products including, machinery, electrical/electronic products, medical devices and many more. When the CE Mark is placed on a product, it is a declaration by the manufacturer/importer that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European Directives.

The CE Marking Directives are primarily concerned with the health, safety, environmental protection and capability issues. The Directives set out a minimum standard which all products placed on the European market must achieve. A manufacturer or importer is entitled to place the CE Mark on their product after they have met the requirements of all relevant European Directives.

Project Engineering provide consultancy services for CE Marking under the following European Directives;

The Machinery Directive sets out the minimum safety and health requirements for machinery for sale or in use in Europe.  The aims of the Directive are;

  • To establish a common set of health and safety requirements with a high level of protection
  • To allow free circulation of machinery across the EU

The full text of the Machinery Directive is available on the European Commission website, click here.  

The Low Voltage Directive applies to electrical equipment that has inputs or outputs between the voltage range of 50 and 1000 volts AC or 75 and 1500 volts DC. The aim of the Directive is to harmonise the standards and laws relating to electrical equipment across Europe.

The full text of the Low Voltage Directive is available on the European Commission website, click here.

The EMC Directive sets out limits on electromagnetic emissions from electrical and electronic equipment to ensure that, when in use this equipment does not cause interference with radio communications, telecommunications or other equipment. The EMC Directive also sets out the requirements for immunity from interference for electrical and electronic equipment, so that the equipment is not disturbed by radio emissions.

The full text of the EMC Directive is available on the European Commission website, click here.

The Pressure Equipment Directive sets out the minimum requirements for the design, manufacture, testing and assessment of pressure equipment and assemblies of pressure equipment for sale or in use in Europe.  The aims of the Directive are;

  • To establish a common set of health and safety requirements with a high level of protection
  • To establish common methods of assessment of pressure equipment
  • To allow free circulation of pressure equipment across the EU

The full text of the Pressure Equipment Directive is available on the European Commission website, click here.

Machinery Directive
2006/42/EC
Low Voltage Directive
(LVD) 2006/95/EC
Electromagnetic
Compatibility (EMC)
Directive 2004/108/EC
Pressure Equipment
Directive 97/23/EC

The Medical Devices Directive applies to all products, except medicines, used in healthcare for the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring or treatment of illness or disability. The aims of the Medical Devices Directive are;

  • To ensure the highest level of patient safety
  • To promoting the innovation and the competitiveness in the Medical Device sector

The full text of the Medical Devices Directive is available on the European Commission website, click here.

The term "ATEX" is used to describe atmospheres that are potentially explosive due to the presence or possible presence of dusts vapours or gases that are likely to ignite or explode. The (ATEX) Directive 94/9/EC sets out the requirements for products that are intended to be used in a potentially explosive atmosphere. The aims of the Directive are;

  • To establish a common high level of health and safety protection for equipment intended to be used in potential explosive atmospheres
  • To allow free trade of such products within the EU

The full text of the ATEX (Products) Directive is available on the European Commission website, click here.

The Construction Products Regulations came into force on the 1st of July 2013. The Construction Product Regulations replaced the Construction Products Directive.  The aim of the Construction Products Regulation is eliminate technical barriers to trade in order to ensure the free trade of construction products across the European Union.

The full text of the Construction Products Regulation is available on the European Commission website, click here.

 
Medical Devices
Directive 93/42/EEC
Explosive Atmospheres
(ATEX) Directive 94/9/EC
Construction Products
Regulation (CPR)
305/2011/EU
 

 

CE Marking with Project Engineering

At Project Engineering we specialise in CE Marking compliance for machinery. Our experience as both machinery designers and as compliance consultants provides us with a unique and in-depth understanding of CE Marking issues. We provide the following CE Marking assessment services;

  • Risk Assessment
    We carry out and complete detailed reports on machinery risk assessment by applying EN 12100:2010.

  • Directive & Standards Identification
    We identify the relevant European Directives and Harmonised European Standards for your product and explain their requirements.

  • Compliance Assessment
    We prepare Compliance Assessment reports documenting compliance with the relevant European Directives and Harmonised European Standards.

  • Technical File
    We identify all material to be included in the Technical File. We can construct a Technical File on your product.

  • Operator Instructions
    We write the detailed user instructions for the product to ensure compliance with the relevant Directives and Standards.

  • Noise Testing
    We can carry out the noise testing required to ensure all necessary information on the product is supplied.

  • Electrical Safety Testing
    We identify and arrange the required electrical safety testing to ensure compliance the relevant European Directives and Harmonised European Standards.

  • Emissions and Immunity Testing
    We identify and arrange the required emissions and immunity testing  to ensure compliance the relevant European Directives and Harmonised European Standards.

 

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