CE Marking Evaluation Details & Options

During the development of the European Union, EU authorities developed an approach to facilitate the import of goods into the member states from other members states and the rest of the world. The EU authoritie developed directives issued under Article 100b of the EEC treaty. The purpose of the directives is to set binding requirements for trade goods throughout the EU focusing on product safety. These requirements are deemed "essential requirements" for all goods bought & sold in the EU. The manufacturer shows that the product conforms to the requirements of the Community directive by placing a CE mark on the product. The CE mark shows that the manufacturer declares his product to comply with all relevant directives (sometime referred to as "self-declaration").

ESTEC Solutions' evaluators are able to offer a variety of options to a manufacturer for CE Marking of their products. Two of the more common Safety Directives and ESTEC's Approaches to conformance are outlined below.

Low Voltage Directive CE Marking evaluation to include the following:

Machinery Directive CE Marking evaluation to include the following: