All electric or electronic devices transmit and also receive electromagnetic waves that can potentially cause interferences with other electronic or electrical equipment. At some point or another, we have all heard the crackle of radio interference or seen the stripes that interfere with television transmissions. To prevent this, electric devices have to adhere to EMC guidelines and must bear the CE marking. Anybody wanting to bring such products onto the market has to comply with the EMC directive 2014/30/EU. As an authorized body and international service provider, we offer a flexible, competent service to help you meet the requirements of this directive.
Product tests and certification of TÜV Rheinland help you to:
Our experts will evaluate the electromagnetic compatibility of your product in only three steps:
In highly-equipped testing labs, including enclosed facilities, we focus on the following areas:
Numerous gauging procedures can also be carried out in our mobile lab at short notice and on-site.
The EMC 2004/108/EC directive provides the basis for protection requirements of electrical and electronic equipment. Its main thrust centers around protection of the electromagnetic spectrum. The directive lays out requirements relevant to ensure that radio, telecommunications, electrical or electronic devices are not disturbed or interrupted.
The revised version of 2004/108/EC (2014/30/EU) came into force in April 2014 with a transitional period deadline of April 2016.
Compliance with the directive is generally demonstrated by EMC testing and certification.
On May 22, 2016, new policy for radio equipment numbered 2014/53/EU was published in the EU Official Journal.
Entitled, Directive of the European Parliament and Council on the harmonization of the laws of the member states concerning the introduction of equipment on the market and repealing the 1999/5/EC directive, the new official directive provides a transitional period of one year.
One major change is the elimination of the lower frequency limit of 9 kHz to include radio communication units below 9kHz.
Each year, the Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value honors a company which has proven itself to be first class in the proactive creation of value for its customers with a focus on services and products to improve return on customer investment. In recognition of its expertise in wireless technology and testing methods with special emphasis on ZigBee® and medical devices, TÜV Rheinland received this year's distinguished award.
Sajid Mohammed accepted the award on behalf of TÜV Rheinland with the words: “I accept this award on behalf of my colleagues and the TÜV Rheinland management team. We are honored – as a company and individuals who strive everyday to do the right thing. This award shows that our strategy to focus on the customer is a successful one. We are very proud to represent customer orientation as a value in the EMC industry. Now, for us, the bar has been raised as we look to set an example in the future.“
Short range devices (SRDs) are short range radio applications which are suitable for speech or data transmission.
Typical applications are, for example
Further standards on request possible.
The German Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Locomotives, BNetzA for short, has listed us as a 'notified body' in line with the EMC directive. This lets us evaluate the conformity of your products and whether they deviate from standardized norms, or where no standardized norms exist.
We are listed as an authorized testing facility by the Federal Communications Commission in the US. This entitles our employees to carry out commissioned tests both in Europe and internationally.
As a national certification institute, we adopted the CB scheme many years ago. The CB process counts as a basis for national certification in many other countries in the European Union, also in countries that are not yet official member states.