1. EC declaration of conformity is the procedure used by the manufacturer or his authorized representative in the European community to declare that the mechanical equipment put on the market complies with all the basic health and safety requirements applicable to the relevant directives of the mechanical equipment.
2. After signing the EC declaration of conformity, the manufacturer of the mechanical equipment or his authorized representative in the European Community shall have the right to affix the CE mark on the mechanical equipment.
3. The manufacturer or his authorized representative in the European Community shall ensure that the following documents are available for any inspection at the manufacturer’s premises prior to the preparation of the EC declaration of conformity.
(a) The technical structure documents of mechanical equipment include:
——Complete drawing of mechanical equipment and its control circuit diagram;
——Detailed drawings, calculation records, test results, etc. required to check whether the mechanical equipment meets the basic health and safety requirements;
——The following list:
Basic requirements of this directive;
Other technical specifications used in the design of mechanical equipment;
——Description of the methods adopted to eliminate the danger of mechanical equipment;
——Any technical report or certificate that the manufacturer needs to obtain from the competent authority or the competent laboratory;
——If the manufacturer declares that his product complies with the relevant harmonized standards, the technical file also includes a technical report giving the test results. These tests can be carried out by themselves, or by competent authorities or competent laboratories;
——Operation manual of mechanical equipment.
(b) For mass production, internal measures to be implemented to ensure that all machinery and equipment always comply with the relevant provisions of this directive.
The manufacturer must carry out necessary research or test on parts, accessories or complete mechanical equipment to determine whether the machinery can be safely assembled and put into use through its design or manufacture. The failure of the manufacturer to meet the reasonable requirements put forward by the competent authorities of various countries may constitute a suitable reason for suspecting whether the mechanical equipment can be presumed to comply with the requirements of the directive.
4. (a) the files mentioned in point 3 above are not required to be kept permanently in the form of materials, but they must be able to be assembled and stored for a period of time for inquiry according to their importance. These documents do not need to include detailed plans or other specific information about the components used in the manufacture of mechanical equipment, unless these data are required to verify compliance with basic safety requirements.
(b)_ The files mentioned in point 3 above shall be kept for at least 10 years and shall be available to the competent national authorities for reference at any time. The 10-year retention period shall be calculated from the date of manufacture of the mechanical equipment or, in case of mass production, from the date of production of the last mechanical equipment.
(C) The documents mentioned in point 3 above shall be written in one of the official languages of the European community, except for the instructions for the use of mechanical equipment.
Introduction to testing
The earliest Machinery Directive 89 / 392 / EEC was issued on June 14, 1989, came into force on January 1, 1993, and became the mandatory directive of CE mark on January 1, 1995. This directive was later replaced by the New Machinery Directive 98 / 37 / EC of 12 June 1998. The latest Machinery Directive 2006 / 42 / EC will be enforced from December 29, 2009.
Machinery refers to a whole composed of many interrelated parts and devices, in which at least one part is moving (Note: including moving and rotating). Mechanical hazard is the possible injury caused by mechanical action of parts, cutting tools, workpieces, liquid and gaseous substances. Machinery Directive requires that measures should be taken to avoid or reduce the hazards of machinery, so as to ensure the safety of human (animal) health, property and environment.
1. EN ISO 12100-1 / EN ISO 12100-2 audit report (Machinery Directive)
2. En 60204-1 audit report (low voltage directive)
3. En 60204-1 test report (low voltage instruction)
4. Noise test report
5. Other applicable standards