EMC for Industrial Electronics

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Electronics in the industrial environment can cause electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) problems. Equipment intended for use in the industrial environment must be able to withstand higher levels of radiated and conducted threats (compared to the residential & commercial environments); however, emission limits are relaxed. The higher levels of threat can be a problem when incorporating components not specifically intended for the industrial environment, or when designing such components.

Still using EN 50081-2 or EN 50082-2? These standards are out of date and cannot be used in a declaration of conformity to the 2004/108/EC EMC Directive.

Industrial equipment is covered by a multitude of product-specific standards and also two generic standards: EN 61000-6-4 for emissions and EN 61000-6-2 for immunity. Our three laboratories at Bristol, Castleford (West Yorkshire), and Donibristle (Fife) offer pre-compliance and UKAS-accredited testing to the generic standards and to many product specific standards.

We can advise on procurement strategies, testing regimes, design issues and remedial measures necessary for this harsh environment.

York EMC Services also offer training at various levels, from one day courses explaining manufacturers' obligations under the EMC Directive, through workshops on EMC Testing and EMC Design to advanced EMC design courses.

Last updated: 2008-Sep-28