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Laidler Associates, working in conjunction with its sister company Safety Systems Technology, is helping Nikon Precision meet European regulatory requirements with its second-hand equipment.

Nikon Precision provides reliable and durable second-hand machines under its Certified Used Equipment programme.

Many machines, however, have only been used outside Europe and do not have the CE Certification that would allow them to carry the CE marking and be offered for sale in the European Union.

For some years, Laidler Associates has been assisting Nikon Precision by carrying out risk assessments on second-user machines destined for the European market.

On the basis of the assessment, Laidler Associates supplies Nikon Precision with a list of remedial actions needed to allow the CE Certification to be issued.

This did not, however, offer a complete solution.

As the machines are sourced from many different countries around the world, Nikon Precision still needed to find local contractors in each country that would carry out the necessary work.

Nikon also had to be sure that the work was carried out correctly and to a uniformly high standard.

Laidler Associates’ sister company, Safety Systems Technology, has now solved this problem by providing a full upgrade service for Nikon Precision machines wherever they are located.

Safety Systems not only supplies any necessary safety products, but also installs the products and provides a project management service that looks after the machine through every stage of the compliance procedure.

All of the work is carried out on a fixed-price basis, with the price being formulated according to the remedial actions needed.

Laidler Associates and Safety Systems ensure that the remedial work is always exactly as specified and that the whole compliance process proceeds swiftly.

The Laidler Group has already handled the compliance process for Nikon Precision machines prior to their entry into Europe, ensuring the machines are issued with an appropriate Declaration of Conformity and that they have the CE marking affixed.

Laidler Associates

As market leader in machinery safety, Laidler Associates provide advice and assistance for machinery safety legislation and risk assessments providing solutions on a worldwide basis. Laidler works with companies from around the world including USA, Japan, China and Ireland. Laidler Associates specialise in taking the stress out of conformity and can assume responsibility for assembling documentation such as PUWER reports or the Technical File and issuing the Declaration of Conformity for CE Marking projects.

Qualified Laidler engineers travel across the world saving clients time and money by providing up-to-date training and information to all business sectors that require conformity to the many CE Directives and European Standards. The wide range of services include CE Marking, risk assessment, PUWER assessments, EMC testing and training.

Laidler have recently launched a new software package which helps businesses through the CE Marking and PUWER assessment processes. Laidler Associates is the official partner of the PPMA (Process and Packaging Machinery Association) on regulatory affairs.

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