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Machine Safety | Test

  •     Machine Safety Outline

Many types of products require mechanical safety testing to be exported or imported to other major markets such as the European Union, the United States, etc. Mechanical breakdowns can cause injury or death to the user, so the importance has been highlighted for ensuring the user's safety.

Machinery manufacturers shall conduct a risk assessment together to determine the health and safety requirements applicable to the machinery. It is important to reduce risk and eliminate risk factors through protective and preventive measures.

Mechanical safety tests include an assessment of the shape and design of the product, whether it could cause injury to the user, and whether the user's body parts have been trapped, tightened or dislodged.

It also structurally evaluates the strength and durability of the product in its general use environment, and includes testing of specific product characteristics. Safety testing should also be included for key components such as screws and hinges used in finished products.

Introduction of IGC’s Testing Laboratory

IGC's Testing laboratories are ISO/IEC 17025-accredited Testing laboratories by the U.S. accreditation body, IAS, and are issuing machinery test and test reports.

  • IGC인증원의 시험소 Scope

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  • IGC's Testing laboratories have the following equipment:

    • All-purpose material tester UTM
      All-purpose material tester UTM

      1. All-purpose material tester UTM

      Most commonly used for static testing in tensile or compression mode, also known as push-pull tester. Tensile, compression, shear, flexion, scale off, tear, cycle, and bending tests can be performed.

      ❆ Measurement items: tensile, compression, banding strength, flexural strength, breaking strength, etc.

      ❆ Capacity (N): 10KN (1 ton)

      ❆ Resolution: 1/100,000

      ❆ Test speed: 1~500mm/min

    • 열 충격 시험기(Thermal Shock Tester)
      Thermal Shock Tester

      2. Thermal Shock Tester

      The thermal shock test is a test that assesses how the product is affected by sudden temperature changes. The test starts at room temperature and repeats the prescribed number of cycles, which are exposed for a relatively short period of time at very low (or high) temperatures and very high (or low) temperatures before returning to room temperature.

      After finishing the last cycle, perform a visual inspection on Case, Lead/Terminal, etc. or check the normal condition of marking to magnify. If it is difficult to verify or if damage is found in Case, Terminal, etc., it is judged as Failure.

      ❁ Equipment specification
          ❆ Sample Basket: 350x350x350mm
          ❆ Temp Tange: -40℃ ~ 125℃

      ❁ Application specification
          ❆ IEC 60068 2-14 Test N: Change of temperature

    • Thermo-hygrostat

      3. Thermo-hygrostat

      Equipment that can check durability of parts and equipment in high temperature and high humidity environment.

      ❁ Thermo-hygrostat specifications
          ❆ Temperature: -40°C to 150°C
          ❆ Humidity: 30 to 98%
          ❆ Chamber Size: 500x500x500mm

      ❁ Application specification
          ❆ IEC 60068 2-78 (Damp Heat Test)

CE Machinery Directive(2006/42/EEC)

  • 1. Composition of CE Machinery Directive (2006/42/EEC)
    Introduction: Guidelines for preparation and general explanations and caution
    Text: A provision for the application of guidelines, legal obligations or authority to the Member Countries;

    Annex I: Essential Health and Safety Requirements for Design and Manufacturing

    Annex II: Matters concerning the Declaration of Conformity
    Annex III: Matters concerning CE – Marking
    Annex IV: List of machinery that must be taken in the EU type test by the Notified Body
    Annex V: Declaration of Conformity and Technical Wave
    Annex VI: EU Type Test
    Annex VII: Notified Body Criteria

  • 2. The key requirement of CE Machinery Directive (2006/42/EEC)
    The CE Machinery Directive (2006/42/EEC) documents whether the machine is being used safely and correctly warns the user if any remaining risks remain, and the documentation requirements that the manufacturer must comply with are in the essential health and safety requirements of Annex I of the MD.

    Required requirements include:
    1. Principles on safety, design to facilitate handling, ergonomic, control system, protection by mechanical hazards, electrical and other energy temperatures, other risks such as fire and explosion, and noise emissions, common to all types of machines, vibration, radiation and hazardous materials, maintenance, cleaning, and information display and warning.
    2. Requirements applicable to certain classes of machinery, such as food, cosmetics, and medicines
    3. Requirements for offsetting the risk of machine mobility
    4. Requirements to offset the risk of lift operations
    5. Requirements for underground work machines
    6. Requirements for mechanical lift personnel

    The required preparation documents are as follows:
    ❆ Manual: User's Manual, Service Manual (Experts only)
    ❆ Parts List (Copy of Certificate for Approval Parts: CoC, AoC, DoC,
    Type Approval Certificates) ❆ Catalogs: Finished Products and Major Parts
    ❆ Drawings: Products, Assembly Plots, and Major Parts Assembly Plots
    ❆ Hydraulic, pneumatic, and Data related electric.

  • 3.certification procedure
    There are four ways as follows:
    A) High-risk machinery described in Annex 4.
    Accreditation through the Certified Body (NB)

    B) General machinery other than Annex 4 (Annex II A)
    Acquired by self-compliance declaration
    (affixed a CE mark as proof of conformity with the finished product)

    C) Declaration of self-compliance with respect to Machine Parts (Annex II B)
    Acquired by self-compliance declaration
    (affixed a CE mark as proof of conformity with the finished product)

    D) Declaration of self-compliance with safety components (Annex II C)
    Acquired by self-compliance declaration
    (affixed a CE mark as proof of conformity with the finished product)

    Note: In the case of B) and C), by writing a self-compliance declaration and storing the relevant technical documents to declare compliance with the specification, but CE marks cannot be affixed to the product or packaging.

IGC’s Competency

  • IGC’s Testing laboratories have obtained accreditation for their mechanical testing work from the U.S. accreditation body, IAS to provide mechanical safety testing for a wide range of mechanical hazards and to support the customer’s products enter into overseas markets (TL-799).

    IGC's Testing laboratories help manufacturers comply the legal requirements need for enter into the global market.

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Related Services from IGC

  • 01CE LVD/EMC Certification

  • 02Eurasia Certification

  • 03Product Registration (CPNP, FDA)

  • 04Provide technical support services for testing and certification