China certifies Rockwells safety line

Rockwell Automation has received the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) mark for a majority of its safety product lines. This certification helps OEMs who are building machines and systems for the fast-growing, Chinese market to incorporate safety control systems that meet local product licensing requirements.

The CCC certification is assigned to the product and the factory that produces it. The Rockwell Automation, CCC-certified, safety product lines include cable pull switches (Lifeline), monitoring safety relays (MSR) and safety switches (Elf, Cadet 3, Trojan, MT-GD2, TLS, Spartan, 440G-MT, Atlas5). These products are manufactured at the company’s facilities in Germany, the Dominican Republic and the United Kingdom.

Rockwell Automation is pursuing certification for other safety product lines, including non-contact interlock switches and additional safety relays.

“China is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world and we are committed to helping our global end users and OEM customers meet the legal requirements necessary for them to be successful,” said Richard Galera, marketing manager, safety components.

The completion by Rockwell Automation of the extensive, five-step, application process saves OEMs time and money by eliminating the need for them to go back and certify the products themselves. The process took approximately nine months to complete and included several applications with supporting technical materials, product testing and factory inspections.