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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of Industrial Products

Electronic devices emit electromagnetic waves during normal operation. Because these emissions can interfere with the performance of other electronic equipment, manufacturers need to make sure that a product will not affect, or be affected, by the performance of others around it.

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) means that equipment containing electrical, mechanical or electronic components has been set up with the correct level of electromagnetic immunity to function satisfactorily, without introducing intolerable electromagnetic disturbance to anything else in its environment.

Why is Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) important to manufacturers?

If you are a supplier of products that contain electrical, mechanical or electronic components, chances are you will need to meet Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) requirements to market your product both domestically and internationally. As EMC is vital for the safe and efficient operation of many industrial devices, compliance with specific EMC regulations is a requirement for access to key markets including Europe, the U.S., China, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

Outlined in a number of legislations, guidelines and standards, EMC requirements differ between the markets. In the EU, the EMC Directive lays down the electromagnetic compatibility requirements, which are also a prerequisite for the CE marking of your product. In the US, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates EMC and spectrum utilization under Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (47CFR).

In addition to ensuring compliance with relevant standards, third-party EMC tests and conformity assessments can be a useful tool to strengthen your competitive position in the market.

How can we help you?

A leading independent Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing and certification organization, TÜV SÜD can help you meet necessary EMC requirements. We can provide EMC emissions and immunity testing for all regions of the world, including: Europe, North America, Japan, Australia, China, Canada, and many more.

With a global network of experienced professionals, state-of-the-art facilities and a range of accreditations that include NIST, NVLAP, FCC, VCCI, and BCIQ, we’re ready to meet your market access needs – whichever region you’re looking to target.

CE Marking: Any product marketed within the European Union must carry a CE Mark in order to demonstrate that it matches the minimum compatibility requirements of the EMC Directive. Verified by the EU as a Competent Body for the EMC Directive, TÜV SÜD is an expert in helping you to meet these vital requirements and offer a commitment to excellence that will help you to get your products compliant with confidence.

The TÜV SÜD Mark: CE Marking might demonstrate that the minimum standards have been met, but third-party testing can demonstrate an even greater commitment to quality. In addition to CE Marking, TÜV SÜD assess products under its own TÜV SÜD Mark, which not only indicates that a product has met the essential safety requirements, but shows that it has been tested, evaluated and certified by one of the most well-regarded names in product safety. Recognised around the globe, the TÜV SÜD Mark is providing your products with a significant advantage over the competition.

Ensure Electromagnetic Immunity: Given the proliferation of electronic devices in modern daily life, the ability for a product to withstand a specified level of external electromagnetic interference can be crucial. Fortunately, TÜV SÜD tests for an increasing number of internationally recognized standards, giving you peace of mind from a wide range of product immunity issues, including:

  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  • Radiated Electromagnetic Field Immunity,
  • Electrical Transient/Burst Immunity
  • Surge Immunity
  • Immunity to Conducted Disturbances.

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