Examining Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) - Challenges, Practical Applications, and Do’s and Don’ts for Machinery in Europe
For manufacturers and distributors who want to export to Europe, certain strict regulations apply. Many of the requirements differ from those of the United States, so it's very important to know the differences for bringing machinery to the European market. The Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) applies to manufacturers and distributors of machinery, systems, and safety components. It's important to understand how the standards need to apply for most products covered by the machinery directive, as well as the applicable changes with the introduction of the directive.