Peikko Group starts to CE mark its Lifting Systems used in precast concrete elements as of 1.7.2013. The CE marking of the products complies with the regulations of the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. Peikko is among the first companies in the branch to provide CE marking for a full range of standard Lifting Systems.
Because the EU Machine Directive does not clearly take into consideration concrete anchoring, and there is no direct and harmonized EN product standard (hEN) for lifting systems, the following standards are included as considered documents for EU Declaration of Conformity.
- DIN EN ISO 12100:2011-03 Safety of machinery-Generals principles for design – Risk assessment and risk reduction
- DIN EN 13155:2009-09 Cranes-Safety-Non fixed load lifting attachments
- BGR106:1992 “Safety rules for transport anchors and –systems for precast concrete units”
Peikko’s Lifting Systems already fulfill all technical requirements of the CE marking. The marking of the products is started gradually during spring 2013. The marking is attached to products or to documentation following the product. The CE marking applies to Peikko’s complete range: Rapid Coupling (RR, KK and WRA Systems) and Threaded Lifting Systems (JENKA System).
“During years 2011 and 2012 Peikko has made extensive testing arrangements of its Lifting Systems. The testing consisted of more than 700 individual concrete tests and it was made with the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. More than 165 m³ of concrete having a dead weight of 410 tons was used in the testing. We believe this is strong proof of the high quality and reliablity of our lifting systems.“ states Raimo Lehtinen, Director, Sales and Marketing of Peikko Group Corporation.
More information on CE marking and Peikko products can be found on our website at www.peikko.com/ce-marking.
Raimo Lehtinen, Director, Sales and Marketing, Peikko Group Corporation, Mobile +358 40 5209 290, [email protected]
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Peikko Group in brief:
Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of concrete connections and composite structures. Peikko’s innovative solutions make the customers’ building process faster, easier and more reliable. Peikko has subsidiaries in 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in 9 countries. Peikko’s net sales in 2012 were more than EUR 110 million. Peikko is a family-owned and run company with over 900 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: www.peikko.com.