The certification procedure to attain CE labelling is costly and runs according to clearly defined work sequences. CE certification may be necessary not just for individual machines, but also when producing a collectivity of machines or converting machinery.
An essential distinction is drawn between an incomplete and a complete machine. A complete machine is fully functional in terms of its intended use, if requiring only connection to a power supply. An incomplete machine does not meet this description and is thus delivered with an installation declaration.
The ATEX guidelines apply to products that are used in a potentially explosive area. Companies that manufacture e.g. machines for such environments must also observe the ATEX guidelines.
The certification procedure that is applied depends on the types of device. These are split into groups and categories.
Depending on the device type, it is obligatory to consult neutral, technically competent testing bodies, known as named bodies.
CE-CON assists you in creating the corresponding technical documentation and provides support with respect to declarations of conformity for your products.
Within the certification process according to the EMC directive, the capability of a machine or system of operating satisfactorily in an electromagnetic environment without causing electromagnetic interference is subject to inspection. This directive is intended to protect staff from electromagnetic fields.
The current low voltage directive has been in force since April 2016. This contains new regulations covering risk assessment and more detailed provisions for manufacturers and dealers, amongst other things. As such, declarations of conformity must be appropriately adapted.
This directive encompasses all electrical equipment within defined voltage limits. In order to receive CE labelling, products must pass a conformity assessment procedure. This can even be achieved through the process of internal production control.