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November 27, 2011

Mtg: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Machinery Directive

by @ 1:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY November 29, 2011
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: John McBain, Agilent
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Underwriters Laboratories, 455 E. Trimble Rd., San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

The European Machinery Directive (MD) has been in force for many years, and even the latest version (2006/42/EC) has been effective since December 2009.? Unfortunately, the revision that was supposed to clarify the applicability of the MD to equipment previously evaluated under the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) still has some surprises, apparent contradictions and pitfalls.? The first step is to decide whether or not the Machinery Directive applies to your product.? And then â?¦ time to do the required risk assessment, evaluate the product by Standards that give â??presumption of conformity??? or perhaps by Annex 1 of the MD, make sure control system elements are included, draw up a Declaration of Conformity (or maybe a Declaration of Incorporation) and apply the CE Marking (and some other information).? But wait!? Do you have a â??system of machines??? shipping to Europe that may include third-party equipment?? â?¦ No, you canâ??t go back to the LVD!

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