The new Machinery Regulation (1230/2023)

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2023/07/21 The 14th of June was published on the official Journal of the European Union the official version of Regulation 1230/2023 concerning Machinery. The new Regulation represents an important development concerning all machinery Manufacturers in the Union, putting new objectives and regulating those aspects remained unclear in the Directive 2006/42/CE. A first important aspect is […]

RoHS and WEEE: when apply and what to do

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2023/04/18 Directives RoHS e WEEE (2011/65/UE and 2012/19/UE) regulate the use and the disposal of certain substances to manufacture Electrical and Electronical Equipment (EEE) until the end-of-life of the product. An EEE is defined as an equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly designed for use with […]

ATEX and machineries – what does and what doesn’t need to be marked?

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2023/03/27 A machinery handling combustible gas or dust, does need an ATEX marking? …it depends.   Article 1 of directive 2014/34/UE defines the field of application to: (a) equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres; (b) safety devices, controlling devices and regulating devices intended for use outside potentially explosive atmospheres but […]

Coating – Paint intended to come into contact with food

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2023/02/23 The surface coating is carried out typically with paint or enamel paint, namely a mixture of: resins; crosslinkers; solvents; water and aliphatic ammines; additives; catalysts; pigments; functional charges. The functional features of such product intended to come into contact with food, guarantee the insulation from metal, the resistance of mechanical process, resistance to chemical […]

The real need for a machinery directive?

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Why has the Machinery Directive been emanated? Who is it addressed to? The Machinery Directive is an European Union law aimed at machine manufacturers who are required to comply with the essential health and safety requirements relating to the design and construction of machinery in order to improve product safety placed into the European market, […]

Latest from ATEX Directives 2014/34/EU and PED 2014/68/EU

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Introduction  Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 established new indications on the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies: a framework for product market surveillance and for checks on products from third countries, and the general principles of the CE marking. In addition, Decision No 768/2008/EC established a common framework of general principles and reference provisions to be applied […]

The new guide on the Machinery Directive

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News 2017The Parliament and the European Council have decided not to leave us without readings during the summer holidays. Anyone knows why? Because has been released the new guide 2.1 of July 2017 of explanation and interpretation of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC in relation to questions that thousands of users have addressed to the commission. […]