EMC Law and CE Mark
10.2 Notes for machine manufacturers
Controls and drives are not machines in the sense of the EU machines guideline
98/37/EU. Electronic controls only become machines when integrated into the units
to be controlled. Thus, no declaration of conformity exists for these controls in
respect of the EU machines guideline.
EU Machines Guideline 98/37/EU
The EU machines guideline governs the requirements for a machine. The entirety
of the combined parts or devices is to be regarded as a machine (see also DIN
EN 292-1, paragraph 3.1).
The Siemens controls are part of the electrical equipment of a machine and must
therefore be integrated by the machine manufacturer into the EU declaration of
10.3 CE mark/EU declaration of conformity
Products which bear the CE mark comply with the requirements of EU Guideline
89/336/EEC "Electromagnetic compatibility" and the relevant harmonized European
Standards (EN). The CE mark is the external feature for the conformity of the
product with the requirements of the respective guideline.
EU Declaration of Conformity
An EU Declaration of Conformity is thus a necessary prerequisite for a
CE mark. With assembled products or in factories, the declaration of conformity
performs the same function as the external visibly attached CE mark.
The EU Declaration of Conformity for the EMC can be found/obtained from:
on the F80 intranet:
in the internet:
at the relevant branch office of the A&D MC group of Siemens AG.
EMC Installation Guideline – Planning Guide (EMV) – 03.2004 Edition
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