July 2019 - Interview with Enerdoor on CE Certification
Published on: 10/07/2019
Learn more about CE certifications and EMC testing
As one of the largest EMI-RFI filter manufacturers in the world, Enerdoor also offer a flat rate, on-site CE Certification and consulting service.
We interviewed Stefano Bertone, Sales Manager at Enerdoor to understand the benefits of Enerdoor’s CE certifications service and find out more about EMC testing.
What are the benefits of being CE complaint?
When equipment is CE compliant, facilities run more efficiently, which results in both logistical and economical benefits. CE compliant equipment reduces emissions that can negatively affect other machinery and also protects machinery from non-compliant equipment causing external radio frequency (RF) interference. These benefits save time and money by avoiding production downtime due to EMI-RFI issues.
Do you require CE testing?
If you ship products or equipment overseas, then yes you do require CE testing. Enerdoor helps companies to achieve worldwide regulation and standard approvals. All complete OEM equipment must meet CE standards and generally follow the following three major directives:
- EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
- Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
- Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU
Why do your customers turn to you?
We solve RF and electrical issues due to switching frequency devices such as: VFDs, servo drives, power supplies and SCRs.
Do you know the majority of sensor failures are due to electrical spikes and radio frequency interference?
The majority of failures are due to electrical spikes and radio frequency interference. Radio frequency interference inside your cabinet can disturb sensors and other sensitive, low-voltage devices. Another example is, safety sensors may trip unexpectedly from RF interference, prompting the machine to immediately shut down causing production downtime and costly repairs.
How often do you need to repeat CE certifications?
As long as the critical components listed in the EMC Directive do not change, there is no need to ever re-test the machine. Prior to testing, Enerdoor makes recommendations that often allow one test to certify an entire family of equipment instead of just one machine.
What is the difference between Enerdoor and other CE and EMC test service providers?
At Enerdoor, we’ve specialised in the measurement and analysis of CE certification and EMC testing for over 25 years. Our flat-rate, on-site testing is unique in the industry, as is our commitment to not leave your facility until a solution is found. Enerdoor’s engineers assist customers through a portion or the entirety of the CE certification process.
We offer several fully equipped EMC mobile laboratories, complete with engineers that have decades of on-site experience. At Enerdoor we pride ourselves in working on-site with customers to find real time solutions and offer recommendations to minimise potential radio-frequency interference that may cause malfunctions inside the machine or to other devices.
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