TÜV SÜD Product Service Celebrates Opening of New EMC Facility at Midlands Hub
TÜV SÜD Product Service hosted an open day at its Bearley facility in the West Midlands on Thursday 11th October 2012 to celebrate the official inauguration of its new semi-anechoic EMC chamber.
Over 40 project and design engineers representing manufacturing companies from across the country attended two training sessions inside the new chamber led by EMC expert Tim Williams.
In addition to the EMC training, the day included an inauguration ceremony of the new chamber facility by Chairman of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Councillor Alan Cockburn, shown below with TÜV SÜD Product Service Divisional Managing Director, Jean-Louis Evans.
“It gives me great pleasure to open this fantastic new facility which will bring both employment and businesses to the area” said Alan Cockburn as he unveiled his plaque.
The TÜV SÜD Product Service Bearley site near Stratford-upon-Avon has seen significant investment in recent years and become the company’s regional CE Marking and EMC Centre of Excellence with the new chamber accredited by UKAS, FCC, Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), CB Scheme and Industry Canada.
Construction of the chamber began in July 2012 at a cost of £400,000 and was completed in late September 2012. The chamber offers an RF controlled environment with no interference from external sources and eradicates many of the disadvantages of the old Open Air Test Site (OATS) where ambient RF interference, weather and daylight limitations played a significant role.
The new chamber boasts large access doors 3.3 metres high by 3 metres wide and a 5 metre turntable with a maximum mass of 3 tonnes, allowing the chamber to accommodate larger industrial equipment as well as smaller devices. By combining the upgraded EMC test chamber with new large laboratories, tests can be completed more quickly, delivering manufacturers a shorter time to market for new products and reduced testing costs.
For more information about EMC testing or our new facilities, please contact David West:
David West TÜV SÜD Product Service - Bearley Laboratory Manager Tel: +44 (0) 1789 731 155 Email: David.West@tuv-sud.co.uk