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Pre-compliance

Our pre-compliance service for laboratory equipment will assist you in getting your product to market in the shortest possible time and at the lowest possible cost. By providing advice on the relevant compliance issues early in your new product development cycle we will help you to avoid costly and time consuming redesigns at the later stages of product development.

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CE marking

For most suppliers of laboratory equipment the CE marking regime is well known. Nemko Ltd’s regular customers know that one of the best ways of showing due diligence is to have Nemko Test Reports and Certificates as part of each product’s technical documentation file. Nemko Test Reports and Certificates are ideal documents for demonstrating compliance with both the Principal Elements of the Safety Objectives of the UK’s Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations SI 3260 1994 and the Low Voltage Directive (LVD): 2014/35/EU (which replaces 2006/95/EC). For compliance with the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive: 2014/30/EU (which replaces 2004/108/EC), testing can be done in conjunction with our Nemko approved Notified Bodies here in the UK.

CB scheme

For international market access. CB certificates and reports are recognised by more countries outside Europe than any other form of safety approval documentation.

N mark

Nemko’s own internationally recognised product certification mark, which is available to manufacturers worldwide.

North American Certification

We can offer both the ‘cMETus’ and ‘cNus’ NRTL marks for the USA and Canada.

FAQs

For Europe the standard is EN 61010-1, the USA requires ANSI/UL Std No. 61010-1, Canada requires CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-1, and the rest of the world IEC 61010-1.

It can be tested to any of the standards either individually or at the same time. It saves money if the product is tested simultaneously to more than one standard because some of the tests are common and the administration costs are lower.

Circuit diagrams, component placement drawings, approvals certificates for all safety-critical components, transformer data sheets, and safety instructions. For an evaluation against a European standard, approval certificates to European standards are required.

Circuit diagrams, component placement drawings, approvals certificates for all safety-critical components, transformer data sheets, and safety instructions. For an evaluation against a North American standard, approval details to North American standards are required (UL file number, CSA report number, component designated part number, any limits on the application of the certified component (conditions of acceptability), details of the UL and CSA standards the component was tested to).

An approval mark doesn’t tell the engineer what standard, what edition of the standard, what part of a standard has been used to evaluate the component, and any limits on the application of the certified component (conditions of acceptability). Often the standard that is being used to test the apparatus calls up specific component standards.

No, CE marking or a C of C is a self-declaration from the manufacturer or distributor. For the purpose of product certification component approvals must be via an independent third-party testing organisation.

Yes, if the power supply is approved to a current edition of IEC 61010-1 or IEC 60950-1 or IEC 62368-1 and you can supply the full test report that relates to its CB certification. IEC 61010-1 has some special requirements. For example, IEC 61010-1 considers all temperatures at an ambient temperature of 40°C. So if the power supply has been evaluated to IEC 60950-1, but not at ambient temperatures as high as 40°C, further evaluation will be required.

You can use any colour or colours except the combination green/yellow, which is reserved for protective earthing conductors.