Separation Equipment Directives

Richard Kay
Richard Kay
Business Development Manager

Directives – helping steer innovation for sieves and filters

Why are directives put in place?

Directives are legislative acts put in place within the European Union to ensure a common standard for manufacturing is upheld across all member states. This provides quality assurance for the end user, as they know that the product they are purchasing meets standards set out and agreed within the EU.

What are the impacts of ignoring the directives?

Essentially, the directives are put in place to ensure the health and safety of the end users is not compromised. This makes compliance crucial when supplying equipment such as screening machines into a manufacturing plant as these contain moving parts and are used by operators on a regular basis.

Advantages of embracing the directives?

As well as ensuring the health and safety of the end user the other advantage of embracing the directives is that there is an assurance that the product will meet a certain standard and is therefore fit for purpose. At Russell Finex we are continuously monitoring directives to ensure our sieves and filters are designed to provide maximum safety and usability.

Are they restrictive?

Due to the complexity of some directives, they can often present a challenge to functionality and design when being applied to a particular concept or existing product. However, this is usually because the directive is misinterpreted and poorly applied resulting in reduced usability. In our opinion, integrating directives and other legislative guidelines into our product development programs for our vibratory sieves and self-cleaning filters are essential ingredients to ensure success within the market place.

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