Machinery Directive 2006/42/CE

We offer a professional and competent service aimed at CE conformity certification (Directive 2006/42/EC) and the major international standards directly and/or through partnerships with Accredited Certification Bodies and internationally recognized Testing Laboratories.

AP Engineering operates as a Notified Body for the issuance of CE Certification of Type according to Annex IX of Directive 2006/42/EC for the following types of machinery:

  • Category 19: Devices for detecting persons.
  • Category 21: Logic units for safety functions.

As a Notified Body, we apply an approach based on competence and professionalism, articulated in the following phases:

  • Preliminary analysis, with technical specialist site inspections, aimed at identifying the technical regulations and defining the entire certification process in terms of planning and expectations.
  • Evaluation by experts of the machine's certification documents, taking into account its intended use and operating modes.
  • Testing activities according to EMC, Noise, Electrical Safety, and Type C standards.
  • Detailed analysis regarding functional safety aspects for the verification of safety architectures, including performance verification for SIL and Performance Level levels.
  • Issuance of the Certificate in case of a positive outcome of all verifications.


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