The main objective of the Directive 2004/108/EC is to regulate the compatibility of equipment regarding EMC:
- Equipment (apparatus and fixed installations) needs to comply with EMC requirements when it is placed on the market and/or taken into service
- The application of good engineering practice is required for fixed installations, with the possibility for the competent authorities of Member States to impose measures if non-compliance is established
The EMC Directive first limits electromagnetic emissions of equipment in order to ensure that, when used as intended, such equipment does not disturb radio and telecommunication as well as other equipment. The Directive also governs the immunity of such equipment to interference and seeks to ensure that this equipment is not disturbed by radio emissions when used as intended.
The manufacturer, or their authorised representative in the EU, should declare compliance of the product to the requirements of the applicable directives before placing the CE mark on it and, in so doing, takes legal responsibility for the product. It is therefore important to have some documentary evidence of having interpreted the requirements of the relevant directives and evidence of testing to demonstrate conformity with these requirements.
TÜV SÜD Product Service offers a range of services to assist manufacturers or their agents in CE marking products that they are placing on the EU market:
- EMC testing performed at your premises or at our state-of-the-art testing facilities
- Technical file preparation and assessment
- Notified Body assessments and compliance statements
- Advice on which EC Directives apply to your product
- Advice on Declarations of Conformity and application of CE marking to your product
- Interpretation of EC Directive requirements