Compliance

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Certificates of compliance:
CSA
FM

 

ISO 9001
MAC Valves ISO 9001 Certification

UL

UL Listed & Recognized Components 

Series: 100|200

UL Recognized Components

Series: 23|24|32|33|34|35|36|38|42|44|45|46|48|100|200|DM3 Pilot

Pilots: PM|PP|PE|PI|GM|TM|TPAE

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IEC
The standards MAC Valves solutions are dealing with are:*IEC 61508*IEC 61511*ISO 13849Each of these standards deal with machine redundancy. MAC assemblies are certified by TUV to SIL 3 and PLe categories (click here for a copy of the certfication and click here for a copy of the life test data).They are all related to European directives applying to the safety of industrial machinery:*Machine directive (2006/42/EC) for machine manufacturers*The use of work equipment by workers and work directive for usersThe directives outline the general rules for the safety on machines.The standards outline the specifications for the different parts of the machines.Click here to download the Safety Manual associated with the MAC assemblies certified by TUV to SIL 3 and PLe.

CE

CE compliance PDF

European Union Directives (CE Mark) Relating to MAC Products

Most Commonly Asked Questions:

1. What does CE mean?
European Community ie “Communaute Europeenne”

2. Why is it necessary to comply with CE directives?
To export products to the European community

3. Which CE directive guidelines do MAC products (excluding PPC and Serial Interface) need to comply with?
Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU)

4. Which CE directive guidelines do MAC products PPC and Serial Interface need to comply with?
EMC Directive (2014/30/EU) Electromagnetic Compatibility

5. Is it necessary for the CE label to appear on all MAC Products?
No, only products that apply to the CE directive.

Low Voltage Guidelines: CE Mark
All electrical materials destined to be used at nominal voltage and are within the following guidelines:
D.C. Voltage (direct current) 75 Volts to 1500 Volts. T A.C. Voltage (alternating current) 50 Volts to 1000 Volts.
All MAC Valves’ coils within these two ranges have been approved to be CE marked.  We may not CE mark those valves with coils that do not fall within these guidelines.

EMC Directive:
The EMC (Electromagnetic compatibility) directive applies only to MAC PPC and Serial Interface.  It does not apply to any of our other products.  Our customers may require data about the emissions of electromagnetic energy and the susceptibility of the components in order for their equipment to comply with the EMC directive.  Please consult factory.

EMC Directive: PPC and Serial Interface
Testing for the PPC and Serial Interface are in process in order to comply with the EMC directive.  Please consult factory.

Machine Directive (2006/42/CE)
Pneumatic and electro-pneumatic components do not need to be individually CE marked for the machine directive.  The basic product and operating data given in the catalog is sufficient for the selection of components in order for the machine to comply with this directive.

CSA
CSA Approved Valves

Series:23|24|33|34|35|36|43|45|46|52|55|56|57|58|82|92|93|100|200|400|600|
700|800|900|6200|6300|6500
Series: MAC 125|MAC 250|MAC 500
Series: MAConnect 36|46
Regulators: 82|6200|6300|6500|125|ISO PRA1A PRA2A PRA3A
Series: PPC036B
Series: ISO 1,2,3 (DIN 5599/1) ISO 1,2,3 (DIN 5599/2)

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CUS
CSA / C-US

Series: 23|24|35|36|43|45|56C|57C,D|58D|92|93|100|600|700|800|900
Series: 36 MAConnect|PPC036B

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The European Union has reacted to the problem of waste electrical and electronic equipment by enacting the following directive:  Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment – WEEE (2012/19/EU), Restriction on use of Hazardous Substances – RoHS (2011/65/EU)

EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)

Summary

  • The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulations put into force by each member state implement provisions of the European Parliament and Council Directive the Restrictions of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (2011/65/EU).
  • The RoHS regulations ban putting on the EU market new EEE containing more than the permitted levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, and both polybrominated biphenyl (PBB)  and polybrominated diphenyl either (PBDE) flame retardants.
  • The regulations apply to EEE falling within eight product categories.
  • Specific exemptions exist for certain types of EEE as well as certain applications of the above substances.
  • The regulations came into effect from 1 July 2006.

Corporate Statement

 EEE Falling within Categories 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, and 10 of the WEEE regulations, Annex IA, are covered under the scope of RoHS regulations.  Categories include:

  1. Large household appliances
  2. Small household appliances
  3. IT and telecommunications equipment
  4. Consumer equipment
  5. Lighting equipment
  6. Electrical and electronic tools (with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools)
  7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment

10. Automatic dispensers

MAC Valves has reviewed the typical customer applications for our product against the eight covered categories and has taken the opinion that the vast majority of these applications do not fall within the scope of RoHS.  Therefore the question over applicability of RoHS legislation for a MAC Valves customer’s product must be considered and determined by the customer.  MAC Valves will continue to offer existing non-RoHS compliant products for these applications.  MAC Valves will also develop new RoHS compliant products consistent with the industry trends.  If a customer requires RoHS compliance for its products then they must purchase a suitable RoHS compliant product for use.  If compliance is not required they are free to purchase any technically suitable product without the constraints of compliancy.

The two additional categories covered by WEEE not currently covered by RoHS are under consideration by the EU Commissionfor addition to RoHS regulations, however the timetable is unknown.  These include:

8. Medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products)

9. Monitoring and control instruments

These categories may represent many end-user applications in which MAC Valves products are used.  MAC Valves is developing its RoHS compliant product line in anticipation of this requirement.

Product Availability

Related Links

  • National Weights & Measure Laboratory (NWML) RoHS enforcement in the UK

http://www.rohs.gov.uk

  • European Commission Frequently Asked Questions on RoHS and WEEE directives

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/pdf/faq_weee.pdf

  • Categories 8 and 9 Stakeholder Meeting Presentation

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/pdf/era_presentation.pdf

WEEE
The European Union has reacted to the problem of waste electrical and electronic equipment by enacting the following directive:  Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment – WEEE (2012/19/EU), Restriction on use of Hazardous Substances – RoHS (2011/65/EU)EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

  • The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations put into force by each member state implement provisions of the European Parliament and Council Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (2012/19/EU)
  • WEEE aims to prevent WEEE from arising, to encourage reuse, recycling, and recovery of WEEE and to improve the environmental performance of all operators involved in the lifecycle of EEE. e.g. producers, distributors and consumers, and those directly involved in the treatment of WEEE.
  • The regulations apply to EEE falling within ten product categories.
  • Specific exemptions exist for certain types of EEE.
  • The regulations came into effect in most member states 13 August 2005

Corporate Statement

Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) falling within the categories defined in Annex IA of the WEEE regulations are covered within its scope.  Categories include:

  1. Large household appliances
  2. Small household appliances
  3. IT and telecommunications equipment
  4. Consumer equipment
  5. Lighting equipment
  6. Electrical and electronic tools (with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools)
  7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment
  8. Medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products)
  9. Monitoring and control instruments
  10. Automatic dispensers

The directive is about the handling and recycling of waste material under the responsibility of the manufacturer.  This directive gives a complete list of materials in question.  MAC Valves, Inc. has reviewed this directive and determined that Air Valves, as part of complete equipment, are not listed in this directive.

As for MAC products themselves, according to the European Commissions Frequently Asked Questions on RoHS and WEEE Directives: “Equipment which is part of another type of equipment is not to be considered a finished product.  A finished product is any device or unit of equipment that has a direct function, its own enclosure and – if applicable – ports and connections intended for end users.  ‘Direct Function’ is defined as any function of a component or a finished product, which fulfills the intended use specified by the manufacturer in the instructions for use for an end-user.  This function can be available without further adjustment or connections other than simple ones with can be performed by any person.”

Consequently, none of the MAC Valves products is concerned by this regulation.

Related Links

  • UK Department of Trade and Industry

http://www.dti.gov.uk/innovation/sustainability/weee/page28995.html

  • Summary of Legislation from the European Union

http://europa.eu.int/scadplus/leg/en/lvb/l21210.htm

  • European Commission Frequently Asked Questions on RoHS and WEEE Directives

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/pdf/faq_weee.pdf

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