Compliance checks on the CE Marking to avoid exclusion from the market

Compliance checks on the CE Marking to avoid exclusion from the market

In the field of CE certification of products, and its marking, still circulate false interpretations that should be clarified, convinzioni o prassi non corrette che si sono protratte per anni e che per fortuna stanno scomparendo grazie all’intensificarsi dei controlli sul mercato.
We refer to a certain tendency in the past between some manufacturers (indulged in the worst cases by consultants) a interpretare in modo “conveniente” l’applicazione di standard e direttive e a ricercare “scappatoie” per non sottoporre le apparecchiature a tutte le opportune verifiche di conformità.
It is not hard to imagine that these producers, acting out of respect for the law, does not have any benefit from these practices; rather, They have witnessed the withdrawal from the market of its products for non-compliance. Besides prove ineffective, these "shortcuts" have led to the failure of these companies and have caused the natural foreclosure.

For the benefit of those working in this area, è necessaria un po’ of clarity on some “false beliefs” che riguardano la conformità delle apparecchiature elettroniche, radio and telecommunications terminal equipment with the requirements for CE marking.
Ci sono ancora ambiguità in merito: per questo è utile spiegare le regole e le procedure da seguire per un approccio corretto nel campo della certificazione dei prodotti.

Take for example the CE marking in accordance with R&TTE di un’applicazione che utilizza moduli radio certificati.
An application that integrates a radio module itself becomes a radio product, regardless of the fact that the module is integrated in the product or purchased separately as an optional.
In both cases, the finished product is subject to full at the R&TTE and is the responsibility of the person placing it on the market to ensure that it complies with the requirements for CE marking.

The product does not comply with directives, as all its members have the certification CE, the product requires a certification as a whole.
Several components may interact and produce unwanted effects.
Actually, who applies a module already certified can be assumed that it conforms to some of the technical requirements and has the advantage of having to perform only a small part of radio tests, potendo far riferimento a quelle già effettuate da chi ha prodotto la componentistica. In questi casi è importante verificare che la certification CE for each component is present, namely, that does not refer to outdated versions of the standard, otherwise it will be necessary to repeat the radio tests complete.

As for the aspects that are under the direct control of the designer, as for example the use of frequencies permitted in the area of ​​use for the wi-fi modules, bisognerà effettuare le opportune prove sul prodotto finale e verificare che rispetti tutti i parametri. Vanno inoltre eseguite le prove relative alla electromagnetic compatibility and those on product safety, in accordo con le indicazioni fornite dalla direttiva R&TTE.

At someone's eyes, the correct approach may appear laborious, in addition to being expensive. Even if we were to limit ourselves to consider only the economic aspect, operate in compliance with the rules is more beneficial than imagined, especially when compared to the financial risk arising from the withdrawal of its product from the market.

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