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Industrial Machinery and Systems Services

Demonstrate safety compliance for industrial machinery to end customers, government regulatory authorities and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs).

Industrial machinery and systems at a manufacturing facility

Differentiate your industrial machinery and systems from your competitors in the marketplace.

Industrial machinery includes various applications, such as metalworking, material handling, packaging, compression, pressing, stamping, conveyance and more. Because of their wide range of purposes, machine types can vary greatly and are often customized, built in small quantities or developed in a series of configurable machine types.

Demonstrating to authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) that machinery complies with local safety regulations for facilities involves risks and challenges. UL can help you demonstrate industrial machinery safety compliance and speed your products to market by educating your team and meeting compliance for complex projects while also helping to reduce costly reworks, delays or commissioning interruptions.

We designed our services to help you meet delivery deadlines, avoid commissioning interruptions and rework demands. Our expertise can help reduce the risk of red-tagged machines at the job site, along with the resulting delays and extra costs. You’ll benefit from the widespread acceptance of the UL Mark by regulatory authorities in jurisdictions across the United States and Canada.

UL’s services also extend to series of machines. We evaluate your machine series or family and identify the representative models for the machine investigation. We then work with you to understand the specific requirements to achieve certification for the entire machine series or family as well as any necessary surveillance requirements.

UL’s industrial machinery services include:

  • Component and supply chain reviews
  • Engineering support
  • Testing
  • Certification of an individual machine
  • Certification of a series or family of machines
  • Labeling
  • Surveillance
  • UL Product iQ® listing
  • Limited production services

Benefits of UL’s industrial machinery services:

  • Help demonstrate overall machine safety to your end customers.
  • Avoid installation complications, plus confirming compliance with code authorities’ requirements.
  • Benefit from the acceptance of the UL Mark by regulatory authorities across jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Increase market reputation of machinery and equipment.
  • Assess a machine series or family for compliance with certification requirements.
  • Assist in securing timely launches.
  • Expand global market access for selling in multiple regions.

Global regulatory requirements:

  • National Electrical Code™ (NEC™), NFPA 70 for electrical installation in the U.S
  • CEC (Canadian Electrical Code), C22.1 for electrical installation in Canada
  • UL 2011, the Outline of Investigation for Machinery
    • NFPA 79 for industrial machinery in the U.S.
  • CSA C22.2 No. 301 for industrial machines in Canada
  • IEC 60204-1