LONDON, UK – May 10, 2021 – Element Materials Technology (Element) has invested in new electrical safety testing capabilities at its UKAS-accredited laboratory in Wimborne, UK.

The investment in Wimborne, which complements existing scope in Hull and Hitchin, significantly expands Element’s existing UK electrical safety testing capabilities and creates a larger geographical footprint. It brings a broader range of services under one roof, reducing time and costs for customers also seeking electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and environmental testing on their products.

The laboratory’s capabilities will cover IEC 62368-1:2018 / EN IEC 62368-1:2020/A11:2020; and IEC 62368-3:2017 / EN IEC 62368-3:2020 wireless product qualification testing for a broad range of product types, including tablets, routers, printers, and audio-visual equipment.

Element Wimborne will also test to IEC 61010 standards for scientific laboratory equipment, which ensures safety compliance and provides a route to achieving a CE mark or UKCA certification.

Matt Hopkinson, EVP at Element, said: “This investment gives customers based in the south of the UK quicker access to an Element laboratory for their electrical safety testing requirements. Bringing these capabilities to the Wimborne facility in Dorset reduces transport costs and streamlines the test program.

“All of our customers seeking IEC 62368 and IEC 61010 testing will also require EMC testing and because we can now offer this at one location, we can provide global compliance services with a single project management team. This reduces both costs and lead times, providing a faster route to market for customers’ products.”

Element’s Wimborne laboratory is a European centre of excellence for EMC and environmental testing for customers in connected technologies, aerospace, military, transportation, energy and industrial manufacturing. Wimborne also offers advisory services, which reduces the time and frequency of testing prior to compliance, ensuring an effective, timely route to market.

The site’s EMC chambers, reverberation chambers and indirect lightning equipment provide unrivaled capacity to accommodate the demands of any product qualification program.

 

 

About Element 

The Element Materials Technology Group is one of the world’s leading global providers of testing, inspection and certification services for a diverse range of materials, products and technologies in advanced industrial supply chains where failure is not an option. Headquartered in London, UK, Element’s team of more than 6,000 expert scientists, engineers and technicians operate from around 200 locations across five continents, delivering an extensive range of solutions to customers in critical industries including aerospace, connected technologies, construction, defense, energy, environmental, life sciences and transportation.

In 2021 Element Digital Engineering was launched, moving Element a step closer to being a leader in engineering simulation, modelling, data science and artificial intelligence to solve complex industrial challenges.

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All of our customers seeking IEC 62368 and IEC 61010 testing will also require EMC testing and because we can now offer this at one location, we can provide global compliance services with a single project management team. This reduces both costs and lead times, providing a faster route to market for customers’ products.

Matt Hopkinson

EVP EMEAA