MD certification for machinery
Machinery is an important part of engineering. One of the major laws regulating the harmonized safety and health requirements for machinery at EU level is Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
Machinery Directive 2006/42 / EC (formerly 98/37/EC) is one of the measures in Article 100a of the Treaty of Rome. Article 100a states that the common primary objective is to create a unique European market for goods and services in order to provide the manufacturers and the consumers with benefits of economies of scale.
MD certification provides the same requirements for machinery safety in every European Economic Area (EEA) country. In the UK, the maximum penalty for providing non-compliant machine is two years in prison and/or a fine of up to thousands of pounds.
Machines which are MD tested and meet the requirements of the directive must have the CE marking affixed on the product as the compliance. It must also show year of manufacturing, serial numbers and other ratings as required by the relevant standards. Some items of the device may only display.
CE marks when the device meets all relevant directives. For example, machines with electric controllers must also comply with the requirements of the EMC directive. In particular, the Machine Directive (MD certification) is mutually exclusive with Low Voltage Directive (LVD certification). Therefore, one of them will be applied to the product but never both. Annex 1 of Machinery Directive has the LVD electrical safety requirements, so the safety requirements of both directives are the same, but the declaration of conformity will be about Machine Directive, not LVD.
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