CETOP Position Paper on the Implementation of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC in the Fluid Power Industry
The CETOP Position Paper serves as a guide and gives an overview of the application of the new machinery directive, which came into effect from Dec. 29th 2009, to parts or components for fluid power applications.
It makes no claim to be complete or to interpret exactly the statutory provisions.
It should not replace a full study of the relevant directives, laws and regulations.
Furthermore, the characteristics of the respective products and their different applications may require individual assessments to be made in certain situations.
The statements within this paper are based on the text of the Directive 2006/42/EC and the first part of the guidelines of the European Commission which were published in December 2009.
The conclusions and standpoints stated within this paper are made by the CETOP Technical Commission and are based upon the knowledge and facts known at the time of printing this paper. Direct quotations from the Machinery Directive are underlined.
CETOP (Comité Européen des Transmissions Oléohydrauliques et Pneumatiques)