GL RC attests CE conformity of UPDRAFT winch
Husum/Germany, September 2012 – GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has assessed UPDRAFT’s “UPDRAFT winch 800-20-A” according to DIN EN 14492-2:2006. Additionally, GL RC evaluated the CE marking process, the technical design and the manuals for this product according to the EC machinery directive.
CE marking is an essential part of bringing products to the European market. In Europe, it is mandatory for many types of products, including machinery and electrical products.
The UPDRAFT winch has been developed in cooperation with UPDRAFT’s parent company Geo Gleistein & Sohn, PPTechniq and the consultancy company GlobeKon. The winch operates with a chemical fibre rope and is designed for operation up to 30m/min (empty) in offshore wind turbines with hub heights up to 120m.
Support for CE Marking GL Renewables Certification offers end-to-end support to manufacturers, from analysis of the relevant standards, conformity assessment of products, through to certification. This helps manufacturers to affix the CE mark and to deliver the required conformity statement according to the EC directives.
GL Renewables Certification’s specialist expertise includes: Wind turbine analysis and collation of the applicable standards, assessment of the CE marking process for wind turbines, their components and the assembly process, risk assessment, documentation and site evaluation for CE requirements, as well as training courses and seminars.
Photo: At Husum WindEnergy Christian Ahlers, GL Renewables Certification (second from left), handed over the certificate to Heide Giese-Bothe, UPDRAFT, Paul Teichert, PPTechniq, and Horst Szente, UPDRAFT (f.l.t.r.).
Updraft is a joint venture of PPTechniq and Geo. Gleistein & Sohn. PPTechniq provides deep knowledge of machinery manufacturing. Geo. Gleistein & Sohn has over 185 years experience as a chemical fibre producer in the maritime industry and also deep knowledge of textile machinery manufacturing. Together with GlobeKon, an innovative Engineering consultant, they developed the new kind of winch for the wind turbine industry.
About GL Renewables Certification
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