The last years were years
of great regulatory change in the world of
machines and particularly for what concerns
At the end of 2009 the new
2006/42/EC Machinery Directive was introduced.
Between April 2009 and
August 2010 two different
updates of the harmonized
norm concerning the vehicle lifts were published.
This created a lot of
confusion because many manufacturers were lead
to believe that having CE approved their
products in 2009 or 2010 following the
requirements of the EN1493:2009 was enough to
guarantee the compliancy to the applicable
safety regulation for a decent period of time.
This is not actually the
case because the EN1493:2009 norm was retired
back last year, leaving only the EN1493:2010
norm as the reference techcnical guide for all
the vehicle lifts manufactured after the first
months of 2011.
The changes introduced by
the new Machinery Directive and by the new
harmonized norm EN1493:2010 are so significative
that will end up revolutionising the design of a
vehicle lift, with great influence on the
adoptable technical solutions.
The introduction of the
EN1493:2010 requires to perform again the CE
Type test according to the new norm even on
machines already present in the market when the
new norm was published.
The more stringent safety
requirements introduced by the EN1493:2010 in
many cases force the engineers to modify an
existing design before it can pass the new test.
Rollbo can manage on your
behalf the CE approval process, giving technical
support to CE approve new machines or to update
the CE certificate of existing models under the
We can compile complete
Technical files, prepare Use and Maintenance
Manuals, Structural calculations, update an
existing design, ensuring our customers a quick
and smooth CE approval update process. The
considerable experience gained over the years in
both the design and certification in the field
of Vehicle Lifts (both for workshops and for for
Mechanical Repair), allows us to offer a
professional, fast and economic service.
For our customers we also operate as a Technical
Representative on the European Market in accordance with the provisions of the
Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
During the last Auto Maintenance & Repair
Show in Beijing we
were asked to organise
a conference in cooperation with
italian leading Notified
Body, to present the new requirements of the
2006/42/EC Machinery Directive and of the
EN1493:2010 harmonized Norm.
Click on the following
picture to download the slides of the conference: