What is CE Marking?
CE marking is required by law in the European Union and is a declaration by the manufacturer that the product meets all the appropriate provisions of the relevant legislation implementing certain European Directives. CE marking gives companies easier access into the European market to sell their products without adaptation or rechecking. The initials "CE" do not stand for any specific words but are a declaration by the manufacturer that his product meets the requirements of the applicable European Directive(s).
Components and machinery to be shipped to the European Union (EU) member states must conform to the applicable safety directives and associated European standards.
NSS performs machinery and component evaluations to the Machinery Directive, Low Voltage Directive, and EMC Directives as applicable. NSS provides comprehensive third party reports and arranges for Certificates of Conformance from a Notified Body (where required) for each of the required directives.
The Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) applies to machinery of all types and covers all aspects of machinery safety such as guarding against mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, and other hazards such as chemical, radiological, or ergonomics and human factors. NSS can perform the following services relevant to the Machinery Directive:
- Determine the certification process and applicable standards required for machinery
- Evaluate machinery to the design requirements of the relevant standards.
- Inspect and test machinery to the construction and performance requirements of the relevant standards.
- Provide a 3rd Party comprehensive test report to document and demonstrate conformity to the Machinery Directive and applicable standards.
- Prepare or assist in preparation of the required Technical Construction File (TCF)
- Obtain a Certifate of Conformity from a Notified Body in the European Union.
The Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) applies to electrical equipment. Electrical equipment is defined as any equipment designed for use with a voltage rating between 50 and 1,000 VAC or 75 and 1,500 VDC.