Technical articles, news and publications on CE marking
The list of harmonised standards giving presumption of conformity for the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC has been updated.
On 01.11.2020 a new version of EN ISO 7010:2020, the standard on graphic symbols - safety colours and safety signs, was published. A short information about the change of the standard can be found here.
ISO, the International Organization of Standardization, has created the ICS catalogue system, which facilitates the classification and finding of standards. In this article, you will find the details regarding this system and how the search for standards can be improved.
New standards for the directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment was published: 2020-18-05
Important facts about safety distances to avoid crushing of limbs. Which safety distances must be observed when designing machines. The new standards EN ISO 13854 and EN ISO 13857 provide an important fundament for this.
EN ISO 20607 "Safety of machinery - Instruction handbook - General drafting principles" is now listed as a harmonized standard to the Machinery Directive
The standard for the development of instruction handbooks for machinery (EN ISO 20607) was published in the EU Official Journal. What this means and how the standard interacts with EN 82079-1.
Recently the publication of harmonized standards within the Official Journal of the EU occurs via amendments (by means of Implementing Decisions). In the meantime, consolidated lists ("summary lists") have been published for different EU-directives. In this technical article you will find an overview containing the consolidated lists for the directives on machinery, low voltage, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), pressure equipment, equipment for explosive atmoshperes (ATEX) and restriciton of hazardous substances (ROHS).
The EU Commission has revised the guidelines for the Machinery Directive and published the new version 2.2 on November 6, 2019. Here we provide you with a list of what we consider to be the most important changes in the guide.
With their daily decisions, designers significantly influence the safety of machines and systems. This article provides an overview of the most important legal obligations that designers must at least fulfill in the product development process.
The EU Commission has revised the guidelines for the Machinery Directive and published the new version 2.1 on July 19, 2017. We provide you a list of what we believe to be the most important changes to the guide.
Risk assessment according to the Low Voltage Directive: CE marking of electrical devices - legal obligation to assess risks
After the transition period for EU directives expired on April 20, 2016, which were published in the Alignment Package of the EU Official Journal L 96, and no corresponding harmonized standard was published in the course of this, which regulates the procedure for carrying out risk assessments according to the low-voltage directive, this article is intended to answer the question whether the standard EN ISO 12100 harmonized according to the Machinery Directive can also be applied to products that are subject to the Low Voltage Directive.