To access the European market, industrial machinery must guarantee the safety requirements defined in Directive 2006/42/EC. Manufacturers must integrate these requirements into the equipment's design and manufacturing phases, as well as when defining the machine's installation and maintenance procedures.
The directive divides machines into two types and describes the certification procedures according to each equipment's hazard levels. For machines classified as "dangerous" (Annex IV), the conformity evaluation process entails the involvement of a notified body. For "less dangerous" machines, the manufacturer or its representative in the EU will be responsible for conducting the necessary tests and issuing a declaration of conformity under their responsibility.
Applus+ is Notified Body* No. 0370 for the Machinery Directive. We participate in the CE marking process working with machinery manufacturers and distributors from the design phase (risk evaluation of the machine) to the equipment's rollout (evaluation of the Technical File for CE Certification), whatever the type of machine.
Applus+ is a notified body for the EU for more than 14 European directives and is your strategic partner to achieve the CE marking for your product.
* Applus+ is the trademark of LGAI Technological Center Notified Body No. 370.