Notes on applying the machinery directive

European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

SERVO-DRIVE drives to support opening/closing doors, wall cabinets and pull-outs are subject to the provisions of the European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

With reference to §64, fourth indent, second point of the Guide to application of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC (Edition 2.2 of October 2019) and the interpretation of EFIC (European Furniture Industries Confederation), Blum SERVO-DRIVE drives are complete machines if they are used according to Blum's specifications.

All the requirements of the machinery directive are therefore met by the Blum declaration of conformity. Additional labelling of the furniture is not required.

If furniture deviates from Blum specifications, conformity must be confirmed by the distributor of the furniture and a new type plate for the furniture must be attached.


The EFIC position paper regarding the machinery directive can be viewed at .