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HomeIndustrial ManufacturingServices Related to Production & ProductsProduct CertificationNew Machinery CertificationEC Machinery Directive
To sell or operate machinery within the EU, products must fulfill the directive’s requirements when they are first placed on the market. This applies equally to new products and second-hand machinery when it is first imported from a non-EU country. At SGS we have the expertise and experience of product evaluation and certification to smooth the route to market and help you demonstrate compliance.
Under the new directive, machinery is defined as an assembly of linked parts or components of which at least one moves. It includes interchangeable equipment that modifies a machine’s function as well as any safety components. We offer a range of services to achieve and demonstrate your compliance including documentation and testing.
In addition to the Machinery Directive products must also meet the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive, EMC Directive and R&TTE Directive where appropriate.
Machinery safety increasingly depends on the correct functioning of electrical control systems. Starting with IEC 61508 a range of requirements have been created for various application sectors.
Increasingly machinery and automation components incorporate software applications, all of which require evaluation to ensure safe operation. The IEC 61511-1 standard sets the market requirements for safety related software.
For a complete list of the directives, standards and marks applicable to the product and your country of interest please contact your local SGS office. We help you identify and then support your compliance with the relevant requirements.
Our market leading testing, verification and certification services mean we offer you a comprehensive ‘one stop shop’ for all your product needs. We operate a global network of testing facilities with a presence both within the EU and in major manufacturing zones around the world. Our experts have in depth experience of the industry, an understanding of local cultures and speak the local language.
Contact SGS to find out more about how machinery standards apply to your products and speed their route to market.