What is CE marking, how do you make sure that a production facility complies with CE marking, and how can Process Engineering A/S help you with all of that? Read more about CE marking on this page and find further information of what you should do.
CE marking is an administrative marking that indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area. The CE mark indicates that the product may be sold freely in any part of the European Economic Ares, irrespective of its country of origin.
When a manufacturer obtains CE approval for a product, he declares and accepts liability that the product complies with all requirements of obtaining CE marking. Moreover, he guarantees that the product can be sold legally in the EU, EEA and EFTA countries as well as in Turkey.
This also applies to products that have been produced in third-party countries and are sold in the EEA or in Turkey.
Does the production facility comply with CE marking?
Before machinery can commence operation, certain machines and facilities must obtain CE marking. This is based on a technical file that must be supplied by the manufacturer. In addition to drawings, calculations, test results and schematic overviews, this file must contain a risk evaluation as well as a user manual for the facility.
CE marking a facility can be a complex exercise. The work can include old machines that do not have a conformity declaration. Also, the end user of the facility can have had a desire to integrate his own machine control system. Often individual machines have been sourced that do not fulfill a function on their own.
For this reason, the end user becomes classed as the manufacturer and assumes liability for the facility’s compliance with the requirements of CE approval.
Limiting the CE marking project
We can provide insight into how you can plan your project in a strategic way with a view to minimising time consumption and simplifying documentation.
Preparation of technical files and risk evaluation can be done for a single machine, machine entities, production lines or facility sections. Simultaneously with the CE marking, the facility’s technical documentation is reviewed. We have a strong position based on our knowledge of the directives’ requirements as well as a practical and rational approach to executing CE marking.
Our experience tells us that it is important to prepare the CE marking of a facility during the project planning and purchasing phases to ensure that relevant documentation and marking accompany the individual components from the suppliers.
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