Tests of machinery and safety components

IFA test fields

IFA tests and certifies

  • hand-operated industrial trucks
  • load handling devices and
  • machines for lifting persons.

The emphasis of the work related to the machinery directive is placed on safety components and various partial tests of machinery. The following are tested:

Partial tests on machinery include tests of:

  • Fluid-technical and electrical equipment and control systems of machines
  • Safety guards on machine tools
  • Mechanical equipment
  • Noise
  • Vibration (both hand-arm and total-body vibration)
  • Hot surfaces
  • Electromagnetic fields (immunity and emission)
  • Hazardous substance emissions and
  • Interference by operating conditions and from environment.