TRaC Global and LRQA collaboratively work to assist in medical device testing and certification

LRQA is a leading notified body for the Medical Devices Directive and the In-Vitro Diagnostic Devices Directive, providing conformity assessment services and CE Certification under all device classifications.

Dangers of Fake Goods

In recent years Europe has seen an increase in fake goods hitting the market from foreign countries. Consumers assume that by a product having a CE Mark on it, the product is safe to be installed and used. Unfortunately the CE Mark does not represent a product having under gone safety testing.

TRaC Global is now taking HIRF and EMC Testing to new levels.

TRaC Global is now taking HIRF and EMC Testing to new levels for the UK Aerospace and Defence Industry.

TRaC attends Offshore Europe and DSEI

After hugely successful exhibitions at Offshore Europe and DSEI, TRaC is really excited to already have committed to attending both exhibitions again in 2015.

We look forward to meeting you at Offshore Europe on stand 1E72 or DSEI on stand N4-400.

EN 61010-1:2010 is now mandatory

As of the 1st October 2013, use of EN 61010-1:2001 for compliance under the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC will no longer give you a presumption of conformity. In its place comes EN 61010-1:2010 which was released in November 2010.

This standard has some significant changes to its predecessor including:

TRaC continues expansion into health care market

TRaC continues expansion into health care market with double chair positions

Leading testing and compliance consultancy TRaC Global has continued its expansion into the health care market with two of its senior management team securing chairmanships within the ZigBee Alliance and Continua Health Alliance.

TRaC and MET LABS. ensure Sushi success in the USA

As more and more people turn toward a healthy, balanced diet as part of their life style choice, so the popularity of the Japanese cuisine, Sushi, has grown.

Going global: TRaC’s approvals without frontiers

This post is by Rob Campling, Approvals Engineer at TRaC

Globalisation has opened up many more opportunities for manufacturers of radio and telecoms products. These days, business might be a few time zones away instead of on your doorstep.

Does having IECEE CB certification really help?

As manufacturers and designers look to expand their market potential to far flung parts of the world, does the IECEE CB scheme really offer a global approach to electrical safety?

Peter Luff praises TRaC Global at DVD 2012

Peter Luff, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, opened the final day of DVD 2012 on June 21, 2012 and highlighted the crucial role small and medium enterprises play in creating a vibrant and sustainable defence industry.

Homing in on the seminar hot topics

Last week, we ran another busy Approvals Seminar and I’m pleased to say it was a great success.

The packed agenda covered a number of radio and wireless product approval topics and how it relates to a range of markets.

All Hands on Bluetooth at Vancouver get-together

I was among more than 200 delegates from North America, Asia and Europe at the Bluetooth SIG All Hands Meeting in Vancouver, Canada recently where we discussed Bluetooth, the dominant technology in the mobile low energy sector.

Analogue TV ‘switch off’ provides a Weightless opportunity

Weightless isn’t the best known term at the moment, even within radio engineering circles.

6th European ZigBee Developers Conference

So, I’ve just returned from my yearly trip to the European ZigBee Developers Conference (EuZDC). Now in its 6th year, the conference has changed from having mainly academic papers presented to having presentations on real life projects that have incorporated ZigBee technology.

Do I really need earthquake testing?

I’m meeting more and more engineers whose equipment is being subjected to earthquake testing. Even in the UK there is a risk of earthquakes; there is even a page tracking recent seismic activity on the British Geological Survey‘s website.

The importance of fatigue analysis for Aerospace companies

Airbus A380 wing rib case history

Cracks were first discovered in December last year, on a Qantas-owned Airbus A380 that was being repaired after an engine explosion in Singapore.  The Rolls Royce engine failure was caused by a fatigue failure in a fuel line pipe.

One-to-one surgeries at DVD 2012

TRaC’s EMC and Environmental experts providing one-to-one surgeries at DVD 2012

One stop shop for wireless device testing

It’s been a very satisfying week for me this week.

On Wednesday we announced that TRaC has become a Continua Health Alliance Certified Test Laboratory – see our news story.

Urgent operational requirements for coalition combat vehicles must embrace EMC considerations

Military vehicles operate in harsh electro-magnetic environments, created by both coalition and enemy forces, and therefore need rigorous EMC (Electro-Magnetic Compatibility) testing. However the amount of time it takes to test a vehicle has to be reduced substantially when rapid field deployment is required.

Early Stage Qualification (ESQTM) New Environmental Engineering Subject Matter Expert Joins the TRaC Team

How many times has your development programme been delayed due to failures during final qualification testing?  How many of your customers provide you with a project schedule for qualification testing that meets your timescales on paper but will never be achieved?  Do you insist on design reviews aimed at de-risking activities to reduce the chan

IECEE CB testing – one test for all countries

London 2012 is not just about the Olympics; it’s also the location of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IECEE) CB scheme’s annual meeting, which will include an industry workshop organised by the UK National committee and led by testing, regulation and compliance specialist TRaC.

Shenzhen Morlab technology to Act as CBTL for TRaC Global

TRac is pleased to announce that the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC/IECEE) has awarded Shenzhen Morlab Communication Technology the status of CB Testing Laboratory (CBTL) to participate within the IECEE CB scheme.

TRaC host IECEE – CB safety seminar in Shenzhen MORLAB.

TRaC in conjunction with MORLAB, hosted a successful IECEE – CB Safety seminar in Shenzhen. 

Rail Seminar

Product Acceptance for the rail industry – TRaC and the Rail Alliance host industry event

TRaC, in conjunction with the Rail Alliance hosted a successful networking event for the rail industry at TRaC’s specialist EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) test laboratory in Skelmersdale in April.