What does CE marking really cost?

A classic question you might think is, what does CE marking of a product really cost? Well, as a consultant, one should be able to answer that, and at the same time, it is like answering how long a string is… Is it the EMC directive (EMCD) only, or is it the low voltage directive […]

Forget about the CE marking in your development process

I have met many businesses through the years, and I have noticed a fairly clear trend. Many people are earnest and do much of the work to get a CE mark for their product. They have done a risk assessment (but maybe not documented it quiiite as they should…), they have checked standards (but maybe […]

Emergency stop in earthmoving machinery.

When a machine safety specialist sits in an excavator for the first time, one of his first questions might be: “Where is the e-stop? This can’t be, right? Every machine needs an e-stop!” So, where is the e-stop in the excavator? I started my journey into functional safety as a developer of safe control systems […]