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Warehouse Automation Equipment

Manufacturers of discrete equipment for use in warehouse automation are legally required to address CE and/or UKCA Marking. They need to follow the correct process for certification according to the applicable EU or UK Directives.

Only after obtaining a CE or UKCA Marking is it legal to sell, trade, or use warehouse automation equipment in Europe or the UK. If an item does not require CE or UKCA Marking, a manufacturer must be able to provide evidence that no Directive applies.

CE or UKCA Marking is mandatory for nearly all warehouse automation equipment, including:

  • Conveyors
  • Robots
  • Sorting machines
  • Packing machines
  • Automated guided vehicles (AGVs)
  • Lifters
  • Pickers
  • Forklifts
  • Control panels
  • Communication equipment
  • And many others

The CE Marking Process

CE certification for warehouse automation equipment follows the same general process as other products. However, the applicable Directives will change depending on the nature of the product.

The steps for CE Marking include:

  • Identifying which directives apply to your item
    • Two or three Directives will often apply simultaneously
  • Determining the optimum route to conformity for each applicable Directive
    • Selecting appropriate Directives, conformity modules, and standards
    • Assessing the design and build specifics against selected modules and standards
    • Conducting a risk assessment against the Essential Requirements of each applicable Directive
  • Compiling a “Technical File” as per specifications
  • Drawing up and signing a Declaration of Conformity
  • Applying the CE Marking

Warehouse designs are highly integrated—even the smallest of changes can cascade through an entire system. Manufacturers should identify non-conforming design elements long before production begins to avoid unnecessary difficulties during CE certification. To prevent problems down the line, starting the CE Marking process early is key.

Learn more about CE Marking

The UKCA Marking Process

The UK adopted UKCA Marking and eliminated the CE Marking requirement after Brexit. The new UK product regulations came into effect on January 1st, 2021. All manufacturers must now affix a UKCA Marking instead of a CE Marking to demonstrate product conformity with the appropriate UK Product Safety Regulations. The new UKCA regulations are identical to the European Union Directive requirements that they replaced.

Learn more about UKCA Marking

Warehouse Automation Equipment Directives

There is a good chance that several Directives will apply to warehouse automation equipment, depending on the nature of a device.

  • Machinery Directive (MD) – covers products/systems with moving parts driven by an energy source
  • EMC Directive (EMC) – applies to any electrical product or system with active electrical components
  • Low Voltage Directive (LVD) – applies to electrical devices between 50Vac/75Vdc and 1,000Vac/1,500Vdc
  • Radio Equipment Directive – applies to devices that intentionally transmit or receive wireless communications/signals.
  • ATEX Directive – involves any device operating in a potentially explosive atmosphere (not typical for warehouse equipment)
  • Pressure Equipment Directive – involves items that operate under pressure (not typical for warehouse equipment)

Choose Technology International for CE and UKCA Marking

At Technology International, we can guide you through every step of CE and UKCA Marking for warehouse automation equipment. We’re familiar with the CE/UKCA certification processes, including whether a system is mechanical, electrical, or a combination of both.

Our manufacturing industry experience gives us the expertise to:

  • Determine which EU/UK Directives apply to an item
  • Select the correct conformity modules
  • Assess design and build per standards
  • Aid with testing and risk assessment
  • Carry out the necessary product inspections
  • Compile the required documents for the Technical File

Contact us for support from the beginning to the end of the CE/UKCA Marking process. We can optimize the path to certification success, navigate decision trees, compile technical documentation, and analyze the range of options that work for your unique product. We know your industry—from the most massive machines to the smallest components, we’re ready to assist with every step to obtain a CE or UKCA Marking for your warehouse automation equipment.