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Certification of assemblies of machinery

Certification of assemblies of machinery

What is an assembly of machinery?

It is common in the productive and industrial world, “installations” that are formed by the union of several individual machines, what we can consider an integration of machines.
In the European regulations on machinery (Directive 2006/42/EC), the definition of an assembly of machinery refers to an assembly of machinery or partly completed machinery which, in order to achieve the same end, are arranged and controlled so that they function as an integral whole.

If we consider, the definition established in the UNE-EN ISO 11161 Standard Safety of machinery. Integrated manufacturing systems. Fundamental requirements, this assemblies of machinery can be considered an integrated manufacturing system (IMS), which it defines as “A group of machines that work together in a coordinated manner, linked by a material handling system and interconnected by means of drive mechanisms (i.e. IMS controls), for the manufacture, processing, movement or conditioning of different components or assemblies.

What happens when I put several machines to work together (machine integration)?

• There is a functional linkage.
• There is a Control System linkage.
• There is a Safety Systems linkage.

According to these definitions, this assemblies of machinery, should be treated as ONE machine, and certify that it complies with all the requirements established in the compliance regulations identified for it.

They must therefore comply with Directive 2006/42/EC, but it may also be the case that if “the now machine” has electronic components it must comply with Directive 2014/30/EU on electromagnetic compatibility or Directive 2014/35/EU on low-voltage electrical equipment, or if the assemblies of machinery has wireless technologies or pressure equipment (compressors), it must comply with ALL applicable regulations.

deviCE Sistemas, (Vitoria-Gasteiz) can manage the CE marking of your assemblies of machinery

It is important to note that although each of the machines individually and before putting them into operation as a set, have the CE Marking, this does NOT imply that the assemblies of machinery can be CE marked, without further requirements.

The set must have a CE Declaration of Conformity and a CE Marking.

deviCE Sistemas has experienced personnel with knowledge of the applicable regulations, which allows it to become a great ally to guarantee regulatory compliance in all its aspects and to prepare all the relevant documentation.