CE-Marking is the laws and regulations which require self-declaration of conformity or conformity certification when shipping industrial equipment to Europe.
The Machinery Directive covers equipment with a drive section. The directives and harmonized standards (electricity, hydraulics, manual operation, etc.) list mechanical and electrical design criteria and methods of evaluating and testing them. The Machinery Directive can be dealt with through self-declaration.
Safety of machinery -- General principles for design -- Risk assessment and risk reduction
Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - Part 1: General requirements
Safety of machinery -- Safety-related parts of control systems -- Part 1: General principles for design
The Low-voltage Directive covers mainly equipment which does not have a drive section and uses voltage rated in the ranges of AC50-1000V and DC75-1500V. The directives and harmonized standards list mechanical and electrical design criteria and methods of evaluating and testing them. The Low-voltage Directive can be dealt with through self-declaration.
Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements
Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements
The EMC Directive covers equipment which has the possibility of leaking electromagnetic noise or can be affected by it. The directives and harmonized standards lists design criteria for EMC (electromagnetic compatibility), as well as methods for evaluating and testing. Currently, the directive can be dealt with through self-declaration.
Industrial, scientific and medical (ISM)– Electromagnetic disturbance characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement.
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-2: Generic standards - Immunity standard for industrial environments
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-4: Generic standards - Emission standard for industrial environments
The Pressure Equipment Directive does not cover an entire piece of equipment, but rather just the pressure vessel itself when it has a design pressure of 0.5MPa or greater. Zones and categories are determined by content, internal capacity, and design pressure, and the lower the category, the greater the possibility of being able to deal with it through self-declaration. But for higher categories, on-site observation of the manufacturing processes, conformity certification by a welding engineer, and other forms of conformity certification are required.
Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials -- Welding procedure test
The Explosion Protection Directive covers equipment which has the possibility of exploding due to environmental or utility-related circumstances or the materials used. Zones and categories are determined by the equipment, presence of ignition sources, and presence of combustible material in the atmospheres which must be protected from explosion. The lower the category, the greater the possibility of being able to deal with it through self-declaration. But for higher categories, conformity certification is required.
Major semiconductor and FPD manufacturers in North America, Korea, Taiwan, and other areas have their own common safety specifications. Adding to the content of what CE-Marking requires, we conduct conformity evaluations and tests for those common safety standards, and as required, we will acquire certification from third-party certification organizations approved by the major semiconductor and FPD manufacturers.
We edit diagrams, documents, reports, and other required materials completed during the evaluation and testing of various directives and standards, as well as file and forward them. Manufacturers are obligated to store them for 10 years after the final shipping of the corresponding equipment.