Intertek Opens New, Larger Facility in California
Late last year Intertek opened a new testing and certification lab in Lake Forest, CA replacing its lab of 13 years in Laguna Niguel. The new, larger 29,000 square foot facility will increase capacity to meet the rising demand for testing and certification services in the western U.S. The new facility houses Intertek’s new regional center of excellence for testing of photovoltaic (solar) modules. Also, this new facility significantly increases local testing capacity for all types of electrical manufacturers ranging from consumer electronics to HVAC to medical devices and lighting. The new facility also incorporates significant investments to build testing centers of excellence for EMC. Learn additional details by visiting the Intertek website. Northwest EMC Slates Open House in Minnesota
Northwest EMC has scheduled an Open House of its newest facility in Brooklyn Park, MN for Friday, May 1, 2009 beginning at 8:30 am. The occasion marks the progress of its state-of-the-art facility, which includes the only 10-meter radiated emissions chamber in the area along with a 3-meter emissions chamber, radiated immunity chamber, and labs—all dedicated to commercial immunity and emissions testing. Facility tours will take place throughout the day, and guests will have the opportunity to meet lab staff. For those whose schedules permit, technical presentations will be offered. Lunch will be available, and door prizes include a 22-inch flat panel LCD HDTV and Blue Ray DTV players. Would-be guests should contact Alee Langford, Customer Service Manager, at 503-943-3122 or via email.TEMPEST LAB Receives Government Certification
Sypris Electronics, a subsidiary of Sypris Solutions, Inc., has received approval as a Certified TEMPEST Test Solutions Facility by the National Security Agency’s (NSA) TEMPEST Certification Program. Sypris Electronics is one of ten companies in the United States and the second in the state of Florida to receive this stringent qualification by NSA. TEMPEST testing ensures that products are designed so as to reduce or eliminate the electromagnetic emissions that would otherwise be a security risk and would allow sensitive information to be compromised. See the announcement on the Sypris’ website. NTS’ NJ Facility Expands EMI Test Offers
National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS) expanded the EMC test offerings at its Tinton Falls, NJ facility late last year. The new EMC testing capability now simulates high intensity radar sweeps encountered in hostile combat areas and in commercial flights when crossing radar beams on final approach to an airport. The expansion includes the installation of a new shielded room, sophisticated signal generators, RF power amplifiers, and antennas. The complete system will now generate field levels exceeding 200 V/m throughout the specified frequency ranges. The range of equipment that can be tested to MIL-STD 461A/F and RTCA DO-160B/F specifications include shipboard equipment, ground-based equipment, navigation and control systems, engines and power systems, airborne weapon platforms, and communications systems for aircraft, unmanned airborne vehicles, missiles, and smart munitions. The new electrically shielded room is 24 x 32 x 20 feet with doublewide doors to allow access for large systems. Find more details on the NTS website. Cranage Is Certified by TÜV Rheinland of North America
Shropshire, UK-based Cranage EMC Testing Ltd., Product Safety Testing Laboratory, has been designated as a Qualified Laboratory for safety testing under the Partner Test Laboratory Program. According to company sources, Cranage is the only test lab in the UK to be designated as a Qualified Laboratory by TÜV Rheinland of North America. The “cTÜVus” product approval process is the equivalent of combing both CSA and UL and is similarly recognized by OSHA, the U.S. federal agency charged with enforcement of workplace safety regulations. Once tests have been successfully completed by Cranage, the cTÜVus mark can usually be obtained within six weeks of filing an application. Learn more at the Cranage website.TÜV SÜD Acquires TN Fire Marshall’s Authorization
TÜV SÜD America, Inc. has received authorization by the State of Tennessee’s Fire Marshall to conduct on-site field evaluations based upon their OSHA scope of accreditation. The State Fire Marshall will accept the TÜV SÜD America Field Label, as long as the device has been properly installed and used. Well known for its EMC test capabilities, TÜV SÜD also provides field evaluation and labeling services for electrical safety of machinery, medical devices, IT equipment, laboratory and test equipment, and complete systems and assemblies, as well as most other types of equipment in jurisdictions throughout the United States and Canada.See the original announcement on the TÜV SÜD America website.
Intertek Opens New, Larger Facility in California