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EMC Directive

Compliance with the EMC Directive is a mandatory requirement for CE marking within Europe and is fast becoming mandatory for an increasing range of products for countries outside the EU, such as the USA or Asia.

As a notified and accredited certification body we can support your implementation of EMC regulations. Our services encompass the testing, certification and accreditation for your product from development of prototypes and pre-tests, to product monitoring and potentially the SGS EMC Certification Mark.

Our global network of laboratories has EMC testing capabilities for:

  • Radio and telecommunication equipment 
  • Automotive electronics 
  • Medical devices 
  • IT equipment 
  • Domestic and commercial products 
  • Household appliance and power tools (domestic and industrial) 
  • Luminaires 
  • Laboratory equipment 
  • Electrical toys 
  • Heavy industrial products 
  • Construction machinery and equipment 
  • Security systems and alarms 
  • Railway Equipment 
  • Health, fitness and beauty products
  • etc

EU directive 89/336/EC sets the rules for all equipment and systems which use electricity, from battery operated products to high voltage installations. Some exceptions do exist for products which have their own EMC criteria:

  • Medical devices (EU directive 90/385/EC, 93/42/EC and 98/79/EC)
  • The emissions aspects of motor cars (EU directive 72/245/EC)
  • Non-automatic weighing instruments (EU directive 90/384/EC)
  • Automotive EMC Directive (95/54/EC)
  • Tractors
  • Self-built equipment for amateur radio transmitters
  • etc

Contact SGS to find out how our EMC Directive services can support your business.

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