Equipment intended for the industrial environment needs to be able to withstand harsher electromagnetic conditions often making achieving regulatory compliance more of a challenge.
Industrial electronics compliance
The term ‘industrial electronics’ is a broad term covering everything that is intended to be used in an industrial environment. This can range from a small measuring instrument to a large machine.
Our engineers have a great deal of experience in working with equipment of all sizes and our laboratories are specially equipped to be able to accommodate items that are large and heavy.
We have three UKAS accredited test laboratories No. 1574 near Bristol, Leeds and in Grangemouth offering pre-compliance and compliance testing to the generic standards and to many product specific standards under the relevant European Directives.
Please refer to our UKAS schedule for full details of specific standards we are accredited to and contact us for a full list of standards we can test to.
There is a wide range of EMC standards that could apply to equipment that is intended to operate in the light industrial and industrial environments. Some product specific standards such as EN 61326-1 covering Process, Measurement and Control equipment contain requirements for these environments and this is also true of some others.
Where a product specific standard is not available then generic standards are available to use.
- EN 61000-6-1 – Immunity requirements for the Residential, Commercial and Light Industrial Environment
- EN 61000-6-2 – Immunity requirements for the Industrial Environment
- EN 61000-6-3 – Emission requirements for the Residential, Commercial and Light Industrial Environment
- EN 61000-6-4 – Emission requirements for the Industrial Environment
In general, Emission limits are lower in the Residential, Commercial and Light Industrial Environment and the immunity requirements are higher in the Industrial Environment.
Manufacturers who use generic standards can choose EN 61000-6-3 and EN 61000-6-2. This means that a product that is compliant with both of these standards, meets the requirements of both environments.
Our accredited Electrical Safety testing for compliance with the Low Voltage Directive, 2014/35/EU, includes IEC / EN 61010. This is the safety equivalent of EN 61326 for EMC and similarly covers a broad range of equipment including that intended for use in a light industrial or industrial environment.
We also offer CB scheme testing for global market access including the Met Mark for access to North America and Canada.
We offer radio testing for equipment with embedded wireless technology; whether it be to check pre-tested modules incorporated into your product or full compliance testing.
Testing to EN 300-220, EN 300-330 and the EN 301-489 series is offered to check both the radio and radio-EMC aspects of the product.
Advice and guidance
We can advise manufacturers on managing their regulatory risk to ensure that they get their product to market quickly and efficiently, whilst protecting their brand reputation. In particular, we can provide guidance on
- Procurement strategies
- Families of similar products
- Risk assessments
- Technical documentation preparation
- UK Approved Body/NI Notified Body assessment of EMC Technical Documentation
- On-going compliance
Eurofins York (formerly York EMC Services) offers training at various levels, from one-day Essentials courses through to five-day Fundamentals helping manufacturers and their supply chains to achieve on-going compliance to a number of CE Marking Directives including the EMC, Low Voltage and Radio Equipment Directives.