IES provides EMC Directive 2014/30/EU testing, allowing organisations to ensure that their products are compliant with European legislation.
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What is electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)?
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), refers to compliance with the EMC Directive 2014/30/EU. The Directive applies to the electromagnetic emissions and susceptibility of any electrical and electronic equipment to be supplied or sold in the European Union. It sets limits to ensure that, when used as intended, equipment does not disturb radio, telecommunications and other potentially susceptible equipment. The Directive also governs the immunity of such equipment to interference in electromagnetic environments and seeks to ensure that, in turn, it is not disturbed by radio emissions.
What is EMC Testing and why is it necessary?
EMC testing involves the assessment of electromagnetic compatibility, including the emissions and susceptibility of any equipment to radio frequency interference. EMC testing and compliance is a part of the legislation for equipment supplied or sold in EU member states. Tests can show when corrective actions are necessary for a product to meet the requirements of the EMC Directive.
IES paves the way to EU compliance for your products. To find out more about our EMC testing services contact us here.
What are the latest EMC Directive changes?
The EMC Directive 2014/30/EU came into effect on April 20th 2016. It replaced the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC, but aside from the new Directive document being reworded and reformatting, there were few significant differences with an impact on manufacturers. Here is a round-up of the outstanding changes to these EMC standards:
EMC Directive 2014/30/EU: Notable changes
- The exclusion of “custom built evaluation kits destined for professionals to be used solely at research and development facilities for such purposes” from the scope of the new Directive
- In Article 14, it is stated that manufacturers can limit the application of the EU-type examination (Annex III) procedure to certain aspects of essential requirements, as long as the Internal Production Control (Annex II) procedure is applied for other aspects of the essential requirements
- Additional requirement of “an adequate analysis and assessment of the risk(s)” for the Technical File
What services do IES provide?
EMC testing and certification solutions from IES are trusted around the globe by manufacturers of electronic devices. The key elements of this service are:
- Assessment of Electromagnetic Compatibility, testing both the emissions and immunity of any equipment
- Consultancy and support throughout the assessment process
- Guidance for the construction of your Technical File; important technical documentation which includes details about your product to demonstrate EU compliance and enable your signed Declaration of Conformity
- EMC Compliance testing at your site for fixed installations, or at our own facility
- Test reports including any potential difficulties
- Solutions for any remedial actions needed
You can rely on IES for clear project timelines and pricing. We possess a wealth of experience in dealing with non-European suppliers. IES paves the way to self declaration for UKCA and CE marked products, negating the additional expense of appointing notified bodies.
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