Electromagnetic Compatibility

Electromagnetic Compatibility Statement

The electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EU ensures that all electrical and electronic equipment does not generate, or is not affected by, electromagnetic disturbance.

The EMC directive limits electromagnetic emissions from equipment in order to ensure that, when used as intended, such equipment does not disturb radio and telecommunication, as well as other equipment. The directive also governs the immunity of such equipment to interfere and seeks to ensure that this equipment is not disturbed by radio emissions, when used as intended.

The main objectives of the directives are to regulate the compatibility of equipment regarding EMC:

  • Equipment (apparatus and fixed installations) needs must comply with EMC requirements when it is placed on the market and/or taken into service;
  • the application of good engineering practice is required for fixed installations, with the possibility that competent authorities of EU Countries may impose measures in instances of non-compliance.

For general market electro-hydraulic products not having a direct machine function in the sense of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/CE, the product does NOT fall under the scope of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive [EMC] and does not need to be certified. An example of this type of product are solenoid operated switching valves (AC and DC).

Electromagnetic Compatibility Statement Walvoil.pdf