Machines and Components

Safe machines in Europe are the target of the Machinery Directive 2006/42 / EC (Machinery Directive). This Directive establishes the basic safety and health requirements are defined and requirements for documentation and identification. A manufacturer or distributor of a machine promises to the EC declaration of conformity that his machine meets the requirements and marks them with the familiar CE mark. Only such a declared machine or machine component may be placed on the European Union market.

In order to submit an EC declaration of conformity, the knowledge of numerous standards and guidelines as well as their correct application are required. So trust in the search for solutions to the extensive expertise of the machine experts of TÜV Thüringen.

We support you with:

  • Development and reconstruction of machines,
  • marketing,
  • Conformity assessment,
  • Opinions and statements.

Our Service at a Glance

Supporting Services:

  • Consulting Services Implementation of standard search
  • Participation in security concepts
  • Support in the preparation of technical documents:
    Risk assessment, risk assessment

Support for marketing:

  • Conformity testing and equipment reviews of all machines not listed in Annex IV
  • Type testing
  • Acceptance testing and commissioning testing

Carrying out the conformity assessment procedure of an EC type-examination:

  • for Vehicles servicing lifts (Annex IV, no. 16)
  • Machinery for lifting persons (Annex IV, no. 17)
  • Logic units for safety functions (Annex IV, no. 21)

Creating risk assessment according to regulation

Expert opinions

  • Creating damage assessment
  • Creating defects opinion

What applies to the Machinery Directive?

The machine concept is very broad in the Directive. It designates the assembly of linked parts or components with drive and at least one moving part and actuators, control and power circuits, joined together for a specific application. Several machines in a linked system, interchangeable equipment and safety components covered by the scope of the Machinery Directive.

The Machinery Directive applies to:

  • machinery
  • interchangeable equipment
  • safety components
  • Load handler
  • chains, ropes and webbing
  • removable mechanical transmission
  • partly completed machinery.

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