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"If you say too much, you're out": This sentence can summarise the appearance of an expert witness in a material defect trial of a machine. In the trial, the expert was not allowed to point out defects such as a missing CE marking or German operating instructions. Instead, in such a process, experts must limit themselves to core contents and not address any formal obligations arising from EU directives. Prof. Dr. Thomas Wilrich has summarised the situation and the outcome of the case for us in a technical article.
What is the significance of the Radio Equipment Directive for mechanical engineering? According to the directive, the fixed installation of a radio equipment already defines a machine as a radio system. In our technical article, you will learn some background information on the interaction of the Machinery and the Radio Equipment Directive.
The list of harmonised standards giving presumption of conformity for the EMC directive 2014/30/EU has been updated: 2022-06-10