The CE Mark signifies that the product carrying this mark complies with the relevant technical approval. In the case of an alternator, which is a complete machine in its own right, but is also a component part of equipment that forms a Generating Set, then relevant EU Directives must be complied with.
These are: The EMC Directive, The Low Voltage Directive and the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. High Voltage and Medium Voltage (>1000VAC) alternators do not carry the CE Mark.
The EU Directives clearly state that a Generating Set comprised of major components that are CE Marked, does not entitle the manufacturer of the Generating Set to claim compliance of the complete equipment. The manufacturer of the Generating Set must conduct appropriate testing by an approved Test House and have in place an appropriate Technical Construction File. AGN 006 ISSUE B/3/9 In the case of a partly completed alternator, which requires further engineering as component part of equipment that forms a Generating Set, then relevant EU Directives must be complied with.
These are: The Machinery Directive and declaration as far as the machine build will allow, to the EMC Directive and the RoHS Directive. Partly completed alternators do not carry the CE Mark.
The requirements included within The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC have been duly considered by Cummins Generator Technologies using a Cummins Corporate procedure, which provides instruction and direction to enable a cross functional team of people to undertake a product risk assessment in a controlled and documented manner. This Cummins Procedure has been applied to duly consider the requirements of The Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU and The EMC Directive 2014/30/EU, and the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU.
A Declaration of Conformity or Declaration of Incorporation, as appropriate, accompanies the each alternator and is backed up by a Technical Construction File. Technical Construction Files are a requirement of the Machinery Directive and are a means of locating information to support compliance claims. The Technical Construction Files are only available to authorised market surveillance bodies. Each Technical Construction File is not a single document, rather a collection of copyright confidential product specific documentary files consisting of maturing information, reflecting product development, changes and auditing milestones.