EMC Testing (Electromagnetic Compatibility)
Partnering for Global Access
The pressure to bring new products to market faster and cheaper while maintaining high quality has never been greater. Keeping R&D projects on schedule and within budget, all with less support staff, is a constant battle. For most electrical and electronic products, add to this challenge the necessity of complying with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements in order to sell in global markets. Non-compliant products are at risk of being recalled or stopped at customs, which can negatively impact brand image. Thus, ensuring EMC compliance for your products becomes critical for your company’s success
The Need for EMC Testing
In order to meet the compliance challenge for EMC, it is important to understand the requirements of each country in which you do business and have your products tested accordingly. Bureau Veritas possesses a vast knowledge of worldwide regulatory EMC standards for every market and has the experience, testing capabilities and resources to offer a complete solution for all of your EMC needs. From mitigating an ESD failure to taking a product through the entire suite of EMC regulations, we can partner with you to achieve your compliance goals.
What are the key benefits?
• Demonstration of product compliance with EMC regulations via an independent test report
• Available design consultations for future products
• Cost savings on EMC test equipment, calibration, accreditations and staffing through outsourcing to a global leader in compliance solutions
Why Choose Bureau Veritas?
Reputation - For over 100 years, we have worked successfully with leading electrical and electronic product manufacturers, importers, retailers and operators internationally to help them better manage risk and assure regulatory compliance. Our EMC test reports also act as the basis of market entry globally.
Worldwide Locations - With EMC test centers close to sourcing areas in countries worldwide, we offer the convenience of global coverage with local service where you need it.
Technical Knowledge & Leadership - Our staff participates in the development of international industry and regulatory standards, keeping at the forefront of changes in EMC requirements and testing methods. Our team of consultants and engineers are also experienced in design and debugging for your product, should you encounter any EMC issues or failures, ensuring your project and release date stays on track.
Personalized Service - At Bureau Veritas, we are committed to meeting your evolving needs and helping you anticipate new market trends. We offer customized and specialized services to meet your EMC requirements throughout your supply chain. Providing you with the highest levels of service is our priority.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What is EMC testing?
EMC is the study of the unintentional generation and reception of electromagnetic energy and its relationship to electronic devices and systems. The primary goal of EMC testing is to identify the sources of electromagnetic energy emitted from an electronic device in an effort to reduce potential interference to other equipment, as well as determine the susceptibility of the equipment from electromagnetic energy emitted from other electronic devices nearby.
Do I need to perform EMC testing on my product?
It can be determined whether there is a regulatory requirement for your product in a specific target market. However, testing is a long term investment since EMC testing provides evidence that your product complies with relevant EMC regulations and directive(s). After a successful test program, you can be confident that your product’s reliability will be increased, thus reducing warranty issues and servicing costs, and encouraging brand loyalty. Testing also highlights potential issues or problems with the product that can be fixed before production.
In Europe, Does CE + CE = CE?
Combining CE marked sub-assemblies and components into a final product does not guarantee EMC compliance of the finished product as there could be some interference when the components or sub-assemblies operate together.
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