SGS investment in Durham Automotive Dept secures position at forefront of EMC testing

SGS looks set to secure its position at the forefront of EMC testing solutions for the automotive sector following a £100,000 plus investment in its UK facility in Durham.

The investment has enabled the company to upgrade its ‘Transient Generators’ testing equipment to the EM TEST VDS 200Q25 system. The introduction of this new equipment boosts SGS’s ability to offer automotive transient and voltage wave testing to the vehicular sector.

The system, which operates between -15 to 60V (+/- 25 Amps), utilises both ISO control and Autowave control software. The system works to both Directive and ISO test specifications, including:

  • ISO 7637
  • ISO 16750
  • SAE J1113
  • JASO

A major benefit of the new system is its ability to test against individual vehicle manufacturer specifications, including Audi, BMW, Cummins, DAF, Daimler Chrysler, Fiat, Ford Mercedes, GM, Iveco, Jaguar, Mitsubishi, NISSAN, PSA, Renault, Tata, Toyota, Volvo and VW.

SGS is already an appointed test laboratory for the UK Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), providing a one-stop solution for approval, including ‘e’ marking, CE marking, and safety testing for Trim, Chassis, and Final (TCF) assembly.

SGS provides a comprehensive approach to ensuring equipment intended for the automotive industry is safe and compliant and will undertake tests for both Original Equipment (OE) and after-market products and components. The company also provides certification for vehicle security systems and devices, including alarms, immobilisers and tracking systems, as well as in-car entertainment systems.

Automotive environmental testing, including vibration, atmospheric conditions, such as salt mist, temperature and humidity, and testing for IP rating compliance, is also provided by SGS from its enhanced Durham facility.

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