A sixth edition of the guide is now available. See: Guide to the New Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, 6th edition.
MachineBuilding.net has published the third edition of its popular FREE Guide to the New Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. This benefits from additional clarification of some of the new Directive's details, plus an expanded section for Industry Comments and numerous minor amendments to bring it up to date regarding harmonised standards, references to further information, and the Machinery Directive's relationship to other European product Directives.
Written in plain English, the guide is packed with material that will help companies comply with the requirements of the new Machinery Directive, which becomes applicable from 29 December 2009 - and note that there is no transition period. The guide is therefore essential reading for machine builders, system integrators, manufacturers of partly-completed machines and safety components (as defined in the Directive), and those modifying machinery. Machine specifiers and buyers should also familiarise themselves with the new Directive's requirements, and it is important to note that the Directive applies not only within the European Union, but also the additional EEA nations (ie Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), plus Switzerland and Turkey.
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