What should be on the product/type plate?

The information required on a product/type plate can vary depending on the type of product and the relevant regulations or standards in the specific industry.

Machinery Plate

Under the Machinery Directive (Directive 2006/42/EC) and Machinery Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2019/1020), there are specific requirements for the machinery plate (product/type plate) that should be affixed to machinery or equipment to demonstrate compliance.

In general, the CE Marking should be affixed to the product or the machinery plate of the products.

Furthermore, the following data, at least, must be visibly, clearly readable and indelibly affixed to every machine:

  • The firm name and the manufacturer’s full address
  • In some cases, the information of the Authorised Representative
  • The machine indication
  • The series or type indication
  • The serial number, if known
  • The building year, this means the year that the manufacturing process was finished.

General product/type plate

The information required on a product plate for various kinds of other products can differ depending on the product type and the specific directives, regulations or standards that apply. However, a product plate typically includes essential details to identify the product and demonstrate compliance. Here are some common elements found on product plates for different product categories:

  • Manufacturer’s Information
  • Product Identification
  • CE Marking (may also be independently attached to the product)
  • Product Specifications
  • Country of Origin
  • Compliance Information
  • Safety Information and Warnings


It’s crucial to note that the precise requirements for a product plate can vary based on regional regulations and industry-specific directives, regulations and standards. Please contact us for a customized product plate template that aligns with your specific regional regulations and industry standards.


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