Motorized shutters: CE marking, Standards and safety

The sector of Home automation concerning the "living" aspects of homes Moderne is extremely varied from a product point of view. These are devices aimed at making smart the management of some basic aspects of the house related to climate, ventilation, lighting and much more. Increasingly widespread in the home automation context, the motorized shutters are a great solution in terms of practicality, efficiency and management of natural light and domestic temperature.


Motorized roller shutters, electric motor, They are characterized by a system in which lifting and lowering do not take place through manual action on the classic belt, but by electric control generated by a button, from a remote control or via smartphone. This specific type of roller shutter has the tubular lifting rod, like the traditional roller shutter, but inside it is located, just, the electric motor that gives life to bidirectional movement, while rope and relative winder are absent.

These fixtures – that differ from each other in terms of materials, form, Engine power, feeding, Activation system – have a wide range of advantages including’absence of physical exertion for lifting and lowering the roller shutter, key element in the case of particularly fragile users. The elimination of the lifting belt and the winding roller, Furthermore, Generates Maintenance benefits (periodic substitutions should not be made) and the quota of the risks caused by their breakage. The most delicate movement of roller shutters, Furthermore, involves a Product life tends to be longer, on which there are no abrupt closures and openings.

La Centralized management of roller shutters, especially when connected to smartphones or smart speakers, allows their use remotely increasing the possibilities of use by users. Programmability, Increased security, but also Better climate management of the dwelling and therefore Consumption savings. Shutters, Motorized curtains and shutters, indeed, They can be scheduled to close at specific times and keep the house at the right temperature, ensuring optimal regulation of the environments.

Motorized shutters, standards and CE marking

The marketing of motorised roller shutters on the EU market, just like that of any other electrical product, radio and electronic – is subject toApplication of directives attesting the conformity of devices to certain standards, guaranteeing the protection of health and the environment for the consumer.

Building components and motorized/electrified furnishing components – including the roller shutters in question – Must, Among the key aspects, meet the requirements set by the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2014/30/EU. Directive 2006/42/EC determines the characteristics required to market throughout the European Union, without any constraint, the Machine-Products defined as "assembly equipped or intended to be equipped with a drive system other than direct human or animal force, composed of parts or components, of which at least one movable, joined together for a specific application ".

The EMC Directive 2014/30/EU, instead, affects every device that can generate electromagnetic disturbances, or whose operation is likely to be affected by such disturbances, defining levels and standards that allow the normal course of the product, without unacceptable deterioration of its and its neighbouring devices.

More generally, l’obtaining the CE marking on motorized shutters and the like – as a "visible consequence of an entire process comprising conformity assessment in a broad sense" – presents a number of specific obligations for the economic operators involved, or manufacturer, importer and distributor.

In the process of conformity assessment of motorized roller shutters and similar devices – we find fundamental steps such as the drafting of the EU Declaration of Conformity and the implementation of a technical file for CE marking. The latter has the function of demonstrating, through documentation, the conformity of the product with the directives in force and the economic operators concerned are obliged to keep it for ten years. The CE mark, As is well known,, needs – by the actors of the production process and placing on the market – to be checked and affixed in a visible way, leggibile e indelebile.

In case of malfunctions or problems detected on the product, finally, it will be necessary that the figures connected to its marketing and production put in place all the necessary corrective actions, important element to demonstrate that you have acted correctly during controls by the competent authorities.

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