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Motorised Doors and CE Marking

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Motorised doors: CE marking of construction products and the requirements of the Machinery Directive

​CE marking became mandatory for building products on 1 July 2013. This change also applies to motorised and manually operated doors and gates.

The manufacturer bears the primary responsibility for the CE marking of construction products placed on the EU market.

Eurofins Expert Services is a Notified Body in accordance with the standard EN 13241-1. Our services aid manufacturers, importers and distributors at all stages of the CE marking.

Motorised doors are building products, but they are also defined as machines. In addition to the Construction Product Regulation, the Machinery Directive also applies to them. Standard SFS-EN 13241-1 + A1 Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates is a harmonised standard based on the Construction Product Regulation and the Machinery Directive. The standard regulates the CE marking of motorised and manually operated doors.

The Machinery Directive does not apply to manually operated doors. They are CE marked in accordance with the Construction Product Regulation. The safety of the doors must be verified, however, by testing their operational safety.

From us, you can get the tests and inspections defined in the standard SFS-EN 13241-1 + A1 carried out by a Notified Body included in the demonstration of conformity of doors, gates and barriers.

​Our testing services cover

  • Watertightness
  • Release of dangerous substances
  • Wind pressure resistance
  • Thermal insulation
  • Air permeability
  • Long-term watertightness, thermal insulation and air permeability
  • Safe opening
  • Collision forces

Safe opening and collision forces are integrally related to machine safety. We perform the safety assessments of doors, gates and barriers in accordance with the harmonised standard SFS-EN 13241-1 + A1. The following standards, for exampl​​e, are also applied in tests and inspections: SFS-EN 12445, SFS-EN 12453, SFS-EN 12604 and SFS-EN 12605.

Eurofins Expert Services is a Notified Body in accordance with the standard EN 13241-1. Our services aid manufacturers, importers and distributors at all stages of the CE marking, whether it concerns the various door types of industrial, commercial or office buildings, or garage doors and gates.

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