Due to the European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and experiences gained, the existing paper of 10 March 2006 on "assembly of machinery" has been updated by a working team consisting of
The term "machinery" has a broad definition in the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. It also applies to an ‘assembly of machinery’ usually referred to as machinery, linked machinery or complex machinery; in the scope of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
The term "assembly of machinery" had already been introduced by the former EC Machinery Directive 98/37/EC and was adopted identical in content in the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and due to the modified definition of the term “machinery” and the acceptance of the new definition of the term “partly completed machinery” amended respectively.
This interpretation paper is to offer support in terms of interpreting the definition of "assembly of machinery" according to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and by using a flow chart, describes the decision making procedure on a case-by-case basis whether an assembly of machinery can be classified according to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC or not.
The revised paper was published on 5 May 2011in the Joint Ministerial Gazette No. 12.
Revised paper on assembly of machinery 2006/42/EG (PDF, 548 KB)
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