UL officially opens expanded EMC and wireless laboratory in Italy

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UL, a provider of testing, inspection and certification services for the consumer electronics market, has officially opened its expanded electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and wireless laboratory in Carugate, Italy.

The enhanced facility features an end-to-end service solution for EMC and wireless testing. It also enables UL to service a more diverse range of products for customers across multiple industries, including consumer electronics, information technology equipment, telecommunications, lighting, and small and large appliances.

The UL EMC and wireless laboratory in Italy is part of UL's global network of EMC and wireless testing laboratories located in China, Germany, Korea, the UK, and the US.

According to UL, the new lab is one of the first facilities in the region to help EMC and wireless customers test to global regulatory standards. Testing services for destination market regulatory compliance, safety, EMC, and radio frequency evaluations are also available.

Thanks to multiple upgrades, the expansion also allows for an increase in testing speed and capabilities for wireless professional appliances and connected industrial devices as well as connected consumer, medical and in vitro diagnostic devices.

Key facility upgrades offer manufacturers a set of enhancements, including:

  • A new Notified Body for European directives EMC and RED (Radio Equipment Directive), closely supporting customers through technical conformity assessments.
  • Expanding the scope of International Electrotechnical Commission for Electrical Equipment Certification Body (CB) Scheme of UL's CB testing laboratory to include capabilities for measurements services covering medical devices according to IEC 60601 and in vitro diagnostic and laboratory equipment testing according to the IEC 61010 series.
  • New 3m and 5m semi-anechoic chambers.
  • A new 45,000 volt-amps (45 kVA) power supply system to perform harmonic current and flicker tests in three-phase mode up to 63 amps.

Morten Claudi Lassen, regional vice president for UL in Europe, said, “UL’s investment in the Carugate laboratory demonstrates our commitment to offering high-performance services to southern European manufacturers locally by providing testing and certifications from a single source and at one location. It also demonstrates our commitment to empowering manufacturers with shorter development cycles, a faster time-to-market and the ability to be more competitive in the global marketplace.”