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CE, LVD, EMC and UL
Standards and Measurements
Several years ago, the European Community (EC) issued various directives that govern the passage and sale of the products sold into and exported out of its member nations. These directives are laws in the EC that set minimum acceptable limits for product performance. Compliance with these laws was made mandatory January 1, 1997. Products which bear the CE Mark have been shown to comply with one or more of the relevant (based upon product definition) standards. The following two directives, along with the CE Marking Directive have been applied to the majority of Compumotor's product offering.
The Low Voltage Directive (LVD) ensures the safety of persons or property when operating the product.
The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive governs electrical noise emissions and susceptibility, ensuring that electrical and electronic systems may work together as intended.
If the apparatus fails within the scope of the directive, compliance is mandatory. However, the applicability of the directives is open to interpretation by both the manufacturers and end users, often leading to confusion. A product may bear the CE Mark for compliance with the Low Voltage Directive, while not intrinsically meeting the EMC Directive. Therefore, special attention should be used when selecting products to meet the EMC Directive. When Compumotor issues a CE Mark on a product, we state which specific directives it meets. If the specific product does not directly comply we the entire EMC Directive, we provide instructions on additional installation measures that must be taken.
Identifying CE-Marked Products in Catalog
Throughout this catalog, products that have met the right to bear the CE Mark (refer to the following list) will display one of the following notations:
These abbreviations will appear on the photograph of the product. If you have questions regarding CE marking for Compumotor products, contact Compumotor’s Applications Engineering Department (800-358-9070).
CE-Marked Compumotor Products
Compumotor has earned the CE (Conformité European) Mark for the following products:
Products in italics are CE(EMC & LVD).
Compumotor has earned UL (Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.) recognition for the following products: