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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.