The EMC Directive is a European Directive definesproduct requirements which must be upheld by manufacturers and other economic operators for the purpose of placing electrical and electronic equipment (apparatus and fixed installations) on the market and/or put these into use. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is the ability of equipment to function satisfactorily in its electromagnetic environment without causing electromagnetic disturbances which are inadmissible to other equipment in that environment. An equipment refers to an apparatus or a fixed installation. Examples include computers and production lines.
Manufacturers and other economic operators planning to place electrical and electronic equipment on the market within Europe or put these into use, must meet the essential requirements of the EMC Directive. Only after all essential requirements and other relevant CE product requirements have been met, can the CE marking be affixed to an electrical and electronic equipment, and can the product be freely placed on the market within the European Union.
The EMC Directive does not apply to products intended for the aviation industry, radio equipment and products that are inherently unable to produce or contribute to electromagnetic emissions and are not susceptible to these.
Our electrotechnical engineers at Certification Company are fully capable of performing the entire CE certification procedure of your electrical and electronic product on your behalf. Our specialists are TÜV certified, accredited safety experts and sufficiently qualified to perform a full conformity assessment procedure in accordance with the EMC Directive and other relevant CE product regulations. You can rest assured that your product or electrical equipment will be assessed professionally and impartially in order to place it legally approved on the market.
Determine whether the product falls within the scope of the EMC Directive.
Determine the role of the economic operator within the EMC.
Carry out EMC measurements based on European (harmonised) standards.
Compile the technical documentation (including instruction manual) based on which the conformity of the product can be assessed.
Draw up the EU Declaration of Conformity and confirm compliance of the product with the EMC Directive (and any other relevant CE harmonisation legislation).
As soon as the product complies with the EMC Directive, the CE marking will be affixed to the electrical or electronical product.
After 2014 April 2016, the CE Marking conformity assessments processes should be afdapted to the new EMC Directive 2014/30/EU. Even though the main changes are quite limited, they should be known and taken into account.
The question whether the product should bear the CE marking is always in the top-3 queries of economic operators. For a quick check, please have a look at the following product categories that require CE marking
A CE marking is an important indication of the conformity of a product with the relevant European product legislation. However, a CE-marking on a product merely serves as an indication (not as proof) of its compliance.