The Machinery Directive applies to all machinery and to safety components. According to the Machinery Directive, a machine is considered as “an assembly … of linked parts or components, at least one of which moves”.
Clearly this definition encompasses a very large range of products, from simple hand-held power tools to complete automated industrial production lines.
The Machinery Directive provides many different frameworks for safety assessment specific for a vast range of products. However, when none of these frameworks can be fully applied to a certain machine, they can provide a good basis for risk assessment and proper documentation, so that the manufacturer can demonstrate due diligence.
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As with all Directives requiring CE marking, the identification of the actual requirements to be met for a particular product depends on subtle factors and can be a quite complex task. Product design is one of them, whereas other dictating factors include the intended use or even the content of the instructions and the sales literature.