Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and EMC Directive 2004/108/EC

The machinery directive 2006/42/EC and EMC Directive 2004/108/EC deals with the machinery and related components that could have potential electromagnetic issues, either conducted or radiated, or susceptible to electromagnetic radiation, generation or any related hazard. The control system of machinery or any electric or electronic system associated with the equipment thereof can produce electromagnetic disturbance that could create a dangerous situation and malfunction in the machinery. The EMC Directive, 2004/108/EC was put in place to deal with such situations. The section 2 of the guide further states to cover essential requirements of manufacturing and design of equipment in a way that electromagnetic disturbances produced are not excessive and is immune to external electromagnetic disturbances. The guide also directs to include sound engineering practices in case of fixed installations machinery and equipment though these are not covered specifically under this directive and do not require CE marking. The design and manufacturing of fixed installation must meet the specific performance and safety criteria for efficient working. If machine is not a fixed installation, the CE marking requirements must be fulfilled in respect to electromagnetic compatibility of machine. The manufacturer must give due importance to the assessment of fixed vs not-fixed installation as it is confusing a number of times. The general opinion is that manufacturers should check the EMC of the machine as it saves from potential hazards.

The importance of this directive can be assessed by the fact that proper precautions are necessary to ensure that the machinery fulfils the requirements of electromagnetic capability. It is essential to use such components in the manufacturing of machine that fulfil the conditions of electromagnetic capability. If the certain component of the machinery is compliant to the regulations, it does not mean that addition of two or more of such components also remained compliant to the directive. The complete evaluation of the electromagnetic compatibility performance of the machine is only possible through standardized testing of some accredited body that would provide a proof of compliance with EMC regulations and is recommended by Section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSW). The process of meeting EMC requirement is a bit daunting and only a specialist consultant could provide the essential resources for meeting the criteria of Machine directives related to EMC. The process would further build a trustworthiness of specific businesses and provide a room for growth and competition in international and national markets.

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