The uniquely demanding nature of aerospace engineering often requires special manufacturing equipment and test facilities, much of which is subject to CE-marking requirements. Our team of expert engineers can help you navigate the CE marking process for your aerospace manufacturing and support equipment.
- Free initial consultation to assess your requirements and plan the CE marking of your product.
- Identify the directives and standards which apply to your product.
- Conduct a design review to verify compliance with the applicable requirements.
- Provide you with a report outlining areas of non-compliance and advice to help you rectify them.
- Help to compile a technical file which contains the information required by the directives.
- Provide a draft Declaration of Conformity and help you complete it.
- Offer follow up advice when you need it.
Our recent industry experience includes:
- Engine test facilities
- Unmanned aerial vehicles
- Aircraft control system test equipment
- Flight simulator & training equipment
- Ground support equipment
- Autoclaves for aerospace composites
Frequently Asked Questions:
We have an aerospace IT type product that has already been CE marked with respect to the EMC directive. The product uses/generates 28VDC so the LV directive does not apply. However, the general product safety directive does apply. and I am currently performing compliance assessment with respect to this directive. Can you confirm that the standard I should be using to check compliance is IT equipment - safety - part 1: General requirements (EN 60950-1:2006).
Firstly, it would be unusual for an 'aerospace IT product' to fall within the scope of the General Product Safety Directive as the GPSD only applies to consumer products.
Irrespective of what regulations are applicable or not, none of them would give prescriptive requirements concerning the electrical safety related design; you will only get this from standards. So, if you want to ensure and demonstrate the product is safe, the best option would be to identify a suitable electrical safety related standard and comply with that.
What directives and standards will be applied for our product which is a speed switch transmitter used for measuring the speed of turbine or engine and transmitting it into 4-20mA or 0-1mA form to a PLC or SCADA system to monitor and control the engine speed?
If your product is intended for sale to end users then the EMC Directive will apply. If it is only intended for sale to system integrators then strictly the EMC Directive will not apply, but your customers will probably expect you to have test data for EMC tests anyway.
The RoHS Directive will apply unless your customers are exempt under the Large Scale Industrial Tools or Large Scale Industrial Installations exclusions.
The ATEX Directive will apply if your product is intended for use in hazardous (flammable vapour) zones.
You can find the answers to many more CE marking questions in our knowledgebase.
Other relevant products and services we offer:
Our shop allows you to purchase a range of useful resources such as self-certification packs, checklists and declaration formats.
You can purchase consultancy from our online shop in blocks of 30 or 60 minutes to provide quick help when you need it.
Our machinery training covers the requirements of the Machinery Directive and how to ensure your machinery complies. We also do more basic 'introduction to CE marking' courses.
We can assist with interpreting the requirements of the directives and standards and applying them to your products. We can also draft instruction manuals, check the content of product labels, data plates, and packaging.
If you are unsure what technical documentation you need to show compliance with the Directives we can provide contents lists and formats for compiling and storing the information.
You will find checklists and formats for risk assessment in our online shop. We have many other checklists and report formats which are not in the shop - please contact us if you are looking for something specific and can't find it.
We will visit your works to inspect and assess your machinery and identify any areas which do not comply with the applicable directives and standards.
We provide guides which identify the applicable directives and standards for your product and all the other information you will need to do your own assessments. Every guide is tailored to your specific requirements and includes detailed information on how to do the assessment, checklists and formats for recording the results and a draft of the Declaration of Conformity you will need to sign when the process is complete.
Analysis of the reliability of controls (e.g. emergency stops and guard interlocks) can be complex and difficult, particularly where there are significant numbers of safety-related control functions. Our machinery experts are experienced in conducting functional analysis of machines and systems and can help you navigate complex standards such as EN ISO 13849 and EN 62061 which apply to machinery.
Manufacturers are required to identify an address within Europe from which the enforcement authorities can obtain a copy of the technical file for the product. For clients based outside the EU, our DocEUpoint service — which allows you to use our name and address on your declaration of conformity — is a cost-effective and efficient way to meet this requirement.