From: "Frank Bemelman"
Subject: Re: Obtaining CE approval?
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 11:18:04 +0200
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> It will still need (re-)testing.
> IME, the European standards are a little tougher to meet than the
> North American ones.
> You need to look for a testing lab that already knows how to file the
> paperwork. It's the paperwork that will bury you.
Inviting a 3rd party to do your CE stuff is going to cost you
a lot of money, since it is their job to pull money out of
pocket. You will end up with a product that is more CE compliant
than it needs to be.
Example: You have a rotary knive, dangerous to an operator.
A CE consultant will advice you to put a lightcurtain in front
of it, a cover over the knife, two buttons that need to be
pressed simultaniously to start the motor, an overload clutch
to limit it's torque and whatever he else can think of, all
to drive you nuts and fill his pockets and to save his butt
and look like an expert at the same time.
CE directives in this case, tell you to put a cover over the
knife. That's all. It will also tell you, if a protective cover
is unpractical, a simple warning label 'dangerous knife, watch
out' will do also.
CE directives consists of 99% common sense. In most cases you
know whether your product is a safe one, doesn't catch fire,
explode, rip off body parts, doesn't disturb TV reception in
the entire neighbourhood etc. Test areas where you are in
doubt. If it's safe, put the CE-label on.
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