Directive 2006/42 / EC of the Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery requires manufacturers (before putting machinery into operation), importers (before putting machinery on the market) or users (after a making significant changes of machinery) to ensure that the machines are responsible for the relevant essential health and safety requirements.

The CE marking is an indication that a machine complies with the essential requirements of the applicable directives.

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The CE marking is mandatory and must be affixed before the machine is placed on the market and put into service or in case of significant changes in the design or operation of existing machines.

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The device‘s resolution is understood to be the minimum size that an opaque object must be to safely obscure at least one of the beams that form the scanning range. The resolution is closely linked to the part of the body that requires protection. o Finger protection = 14mm o Hand protection = 30mm

Yes, provided the machine is sold on within the EU and is still in its original state. The new operator merely has to carry out a hazard assessment in accordance with the industrial safety regulations. The instructions for use must be included with the machine as documentation.

Both SIL (Safety Integrity Level) and PL (Performance Level) are measures of the reduction in risk provided by a safety function of a control system. For systems that are operating continuously, SIL and PL are both defined as ranges of the probability of dangerous failure per hour and they overlap.

When a harmonized standard is applied, then this automatically means that the machinery complies with the requirements of the relevant Directive. Failure to comply with the standards does not necessarily mean that it is being violated incorrectly. It must then be demonstrated that the necessary care has been taken to comply with the safety objectives of the relevant directives.