The CE marking is a safety mark that proves your products comply with the mandatory requirements of EC Directives applicable to your products. The CE marking works as a passport for the free distribution and use of your products in the EU areas. All machinery exported to the EU areas are required to conform to the Machinery Directive, EMC Directive, and Low Voltage Directive.
In principle, end-products distributed on the actual markets must bear the CE marking. Though the internal parts do not have to be labeled with the marking, having the internal parts certified to the EU standard helps towards gaining CE marking approval for the end-products.
EC Directives in Brief
|Machinery Directive (*1)
|Mandatory requirements for machinery safety||Machinery with driving parts and components such as solenoid valves are not subject to the CE marking requirement, but having those components certified to the EU standard helps towards gaining CE marking approval for the end-products.|
|EMC Directive (*2)
|Measures for electromagnetic interference wave emission (EMI/Emission) and electromagnetic interference wave immunity (EMS/Immunity)||Components that emit electromagnetic interference waves or are influenced by electromagnetic interference waves and solenoid valves consisting of simple solenoids are not subject to the CE marking requirement, but having those components certified to the EU standard helps towards gaining CE marking approval for the end-products.|
|Low Voltage Directive (*3)
|Safety related to electricity including electrical shock||Machinery operating on 50 to 1000 VAC or 75 to 1500 VDC|
|Simple Pressure Vessels Directive (*4)
|Safety related to vessel leakage and explosion||This directive applies to welded vessels with the sum of its volume (PV and S) exceeding 50 bar/liter. CKD’s air tank (AT type) does not conform to the standard, so it cannot be exported to EU areas.|