CE marking and New european directives - EU/EC declaration of conformity

The new ATEX 2014/34/UE will go into force on 20 April 2016.

As a machine manufacturer or system integrator, are you prepared to the regulation changes ? What is the impact on EC declaration of conformity and CE marking ?

Machinery Directive is not involved. However is most cases, machines must comply with EMC directive and low voltage directive. These two directives have changed, and machine manufacturer have to look for the impacts on their machines and amend their documentations.

For ATEX, we discuss these aspects on one other article that is visible on the following link New ATEX 2014/34/UE directive - consequences for manufacturers 

This new ATEX 2014/34/UE directive was taken in the frane of the alignment of 10 other directives "Alignment of ten technical harmonisation directives to Decision No 768/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008".

This process led the Commission to identify the following ten new approach directives for inclusion in this alignment package:

·                         Civil Explosives Directive: Directive 93/15/EEC on the harmonisation of the provisions relating to the placing on the market and supervision of explosives for civil use;

·                         Directive on equipment for use in explosive atmospheres (ATEX): Directive 94/9/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres;

·                         Lifts Directive: Directive 95/16/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to lifts;

·                         Pressure Equipment Directive: Directive 97/23/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning pressure equipment;

·                         Measuring Instruments Directive: Directive 2004/22/EC on measuring instruments;

·                         Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC): Directive 2004/108/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility;

·                         Low Voltage Directive (LVD): Directive 2006/95/EC on the harmonisation of the laws of Member States relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits;

·                         Pyrotechnic Articles Directive: Directive 2007/23/EC on the placing on the market of pyrotechnic articles;

·                         Non-automatic Weighing Instruments Directive: Directive 2009/23/EC on non-automatic weighing instruments;

·                         Simple Pressure Vessels Directive: Directive 2009/105/EC relating to simple pressure vessels.

When several directives applies to the products, the European Commission issue a document that gives the rules for the EC declaration of conformity on page 14 of document GUIDANCE DOCUMENT ON THE ATEX DIRECTIVE TRANSITION FROM 94/9/EC TO 2014/34/EU

You can download the official document in PDF format from the European Communssion website from the following page http://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/mechanical-engineering/atex/index_en.htm

Or from the present website here

déclaration CE/UE Products subject to more than on EU legislation Article 14(3)