CE Marking on a product is a manufacturer’s declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation, called Product Directives.
Product Directives contain the “essential requirements” and/or “performance levels” and “Harmonized Standards” to which the products must conform. Harmonized Standards are the technical specifications which are established by several European standards agencies (CEN, CENELEC, etc).
The issue of CE marking on EXAIR products has become such an important issue that our design staff has retained the services of an independent lab that specializes in CE certification. The project began late last year and we have been steadily adding new product groups to the list of CE approved items that EXAIR sells.
Following is a list of the products that now display the CE mark:
-Air Nozzles & Jets
-Safety Air Guns
-Electronic Temperature Control (ETC)
-Electronic Flow Control (EFC)
Three remaining categories for CE approval are:
-Industrial Housekeeping products
CE should be achieved on the above products by end of October 2010.
What is the significance of having CE and why is it important to you as a customer?
EXAIR is the first and only company within our industry to pursue CE for our types of products. We have done this through an independent laboratory to make sure our claims are unquestionably legitimate. As the market leader for our types of products, the obvious benefit of conforming to CE standards and directives is CE does carry weight with designers and purchasing agents looking to source CE compliant products. We realize that many of our domestic and overseas customers are designing product for export to the EU region and so we want to make every effort to make our product more desirable not only in terms of price, quality and performance but also in terms of conforming to the directives, rules and norms of the international market.