These words elicit multiple responses and emotions in individuals depending on the context in which they are used, and the background of the person hearing or saying the words. In this day and age, no one likes to be told what to do, to conform to comply. If you aren’t different you are the weird one, right??? Following the rules is for the weak??? Social media has made it easy for keyboard warriors to push back and fight the standards, the rules and the laws. Some of this has led to great change, and some has led to great disaster. Thankfully, most of us understand the need for compliance in marketable goods and services. Standards, policies, regulations, compliance, etc… These things lead to repeatable quality products and services that businesses, and consumers depend on.
Have you ever wandered what the CE mark really means? Let’s dive in and find out. First off, CE is short for the French words Conformité Européenne or European conformity. It means that a manufacturer has taken the responsibility for compliance of a product meeting all European Health, Safety, performance, and Environmental requirements. This is a required (EU Legislation) certification for most products that are sold in the European Economic Area (EEA). The CE markings on a product assure that the product can be sold in any EU country, regardless of the country of origin. It has become an acceptable standard for much of the rest of the world as well, it just holds no weight other than in Europe.
At EXAIR we go to great lengths to lead the way in standards compliance. Each of our products are engineered with the best technical knowledge, and perform at peak efficiency. All of our compressed air products comply with OSHA’s Safety Requirements (29 CFR1910.242(b), and the EU General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC, and they also meet the noise limitation requirements 29CFR-1910.95 (a), of the EU Machinery directive 2006/42/EC. Some EXAIR products display the CE mark where there are applicable directives. All sound level measurements are taken 3 feet from product. On top of all this, you will get the best customer service anywhere. Myself and the other application engineers are here to assist you in choosing the best product for your application.
If you have any questions or need assistance with any of EXAIR‘s products or our certifications please do not hesitate to reach out.