Element has assisted companies in meeting EMC commercial testing standards and regulations in nearly 200 countries for over 30 years. We help export and sell your electrical and electronic commercial products globally, access new markets, and drive growth.
Why in an EMC commercial testing important?
How does a manufacturer know if their product is going to interfere with other electrical equipment, or be interfered with, when used in its intended environment? You may be surprised to learn that this is a very common occurrence, which can lead to problems with your product malfunctioning or not performing as its users (your customers) expects, or even your product or adjacent products becoming unsafe.
The best practice way to ensure that your product is not susceptible to these common disturbances, and will not cause such interference, as well as making sure that your product meets the relevant legislative requirements, is to EMC test your product.
How is an EMC commercial test conducted?
To test your product or device to ensure its emissions are below the permitted levels and that its performance remains unaffected when exposed to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and disturbances it is typical that for several of the tests it is conducted in an anechoic or semi-anechoic test chamber. This is a special room (a sophisticated Faraday cage) lined with tiles and/or absorbers that creates a ‘clean’ environment within in respect to Electromagnetic (EM) or Radio Frequency (RF) interference.
For the remaining susceptibility tests, these can be conducted in a somewhat less complex shielded room. These special environments, along with a vast array of specialist and appropriately calibrated test equipment (and support equipment for monitoring and/or controlling your product as well as supporting any wireless functionality whilst in the test chamber), enable the series of different emissions and immunity tests to be conducted.
Our EMC commercial testing capabilities
- Conducted & radiated electromagnetic susceptibility/immunity testing
- Conducted & radiated electromagnetic emissions testing
- ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) testing
- EMC testing for E/e-marking on sub-assemblies and whole vehicles
- On-site EMC surveys/testing
- EMC pre-compliance testing
- Testing to EN55011/CISPR 11 standards
- International IECEE CB scheme
- IEC/EN 60601 series
- IEC/EN 61326 series
- EN 50121
- EN 55032/35 and CISPR 32/35
- Testing to LVD (Low Voltage Directive), MDD (Medical Device Directive), MD (Machinery Directive), and RED (Radio Equipment Directive)
The products we test and certifyOur EMC laboratories offer market-leading capacity for testing and certifying electrical devices for a diverse range of commercial products, including:
- IT and office equipment
- Multimedia and audio-visual equipment
- Telecommunications equipment
- Radio communications equipment
- Medical devices
- Laboratory, test and measurement, and control equipment
- Automotive equipment (including agricultural equipment)
- Railway equipment
- Marine equipment
- Consumer electronics
Global market access (GMA)
Our GMA experts provide a wide variety of testing and certification services to ensure worldwide market access for your commercial products. This includes CE marking for Europe, FCC for North America, ICES for Canada, RCM for Australia/New Zealand, and VCCI for Japan.
Using our industry-leading capacity and expertise, Element can help develop customized test plans and speed up your commercial products' international market launch.
Advice and guidance
Our EMC test engineers offer advisory services to support and guide you when you need it most – at an early stage of your product development. Early identification of regulatory EMC requirements for your commercial products reduces the number of tests prior to certification, saving you money and time.
The Element advantage
Element's EMC testing laboratories in the US and UK are accredited and approved by NVLAP, A2LA, and UKAS, as well as ISO 9001:2008. We are also a Notified Body in respect to the EMC Directive, and an Approved Body in respect to the UK EMC Regulation.
Our state-of-the-art EMC testing facilities are equipped with fully anechoic, semi anechoic and reverberation chambers as well as HIRF (High Intensity Radiated Field), and can cater for anything from small implantable devices to heavy machinery and vehicles. For large installations simply too big or difficult to relocate, we can also offer on-site testing services.
EMI/EMC testing is just one part of Element's complete testing solutions for safety, compliance, and in-country certification. Our services include but are not limited to environmental simulation, mechanical, safety, structural, operational, functional, and performance testing.
Whether you want to optimize your new product, achieve country-specific certification, or test your product for electromagnetic emissions or immunity, we can help you select the right method for test requirements.
For more information about our EMC commercial testing services, or to request a quote, contact us today.
IEC and EN standards
- IEC/EN61000-4-x series
- IEC/EN61000-6-x series
- IEC/EN61326-x series
- IEC/EN50121-x series
- EN301 489-x series
- IEC/EN60601 series
- CISPR 11
- CISPR 12
- CISPR 14-1
- CISPR 14-2
- CISPR 15
- CISPR 24/35
- CISPR 25
- CISPR 22/32
- FCC CFR47 part 15 and 18
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Radio and Wireless Device Testing
We work with everyone from Chipset Vendors to those integrating radio modules to enable you to deliver your wireless radio products to market.
Element has over 50 years' experience in working with many leading telecoms companies of the world, from the initial product design phase of their products to support them through the testing and approval of telecoms components and help them take their product to the global market.
Medical Device EMC Testing
Our medical device regulatory affairs experts partner with electronic medical device manufacturers from the design conception, identifying appropriate testing standards for their products.
Multimedia Equipment EMC Testing
Element products a full suite of EMC and certification services to ensure that your multimedia equipment complies with EN 55032/35 and CISPR 32/35 standards, and reach markets across the globe.
Laboratory Equipment EMC Testing
Our EMC labs in North America and Europe are fully equipped to test for all products covered by the scope of the standards, including International EMC standard IEC 61326.
EN 50121 Railway EMC Testing
Our railway EMC services include advice on testing requirements, in-lab, on-site and in-situ testing, and certification to the EN 50121 series of standards.
Marine Equipment EMC Testing
Our test facilities for both EMC and environmental provide a comprehensive portfolio of tests to ensure that whatever your marine equipment is and wherever it's locations, we have a test solution that matches your needs.
Consumer Electronics Testing & Certification
Element’s consumer electronics testing and certification services help your products meet EMC, Electrical Safety, and Radio national & global requirements.
Automotive EMC Testing
Element’s automotive EMC testing services ensure the safety of your electric components, systems and sub-assemblies, meet EMC requirements for E-Mark certification and get to market as quickly as possible.