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11th November 2022
Updates to UN ECE-R100 for electric vehicle batteries

SGS will present Battery Testing Latest Updates in UN ECE R100 for Vehicles with an Electric Powertrain, a complimentary webinar to support vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, and distributers of electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid vehicle (HV) batteries destined for Europe.

24th October 2022
Saudi Arabia begins implementation of RoHS for electrical and electronic products

On July 4, 2022, Saudi Arabia began implementing its Regulation on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) for electronic and electrical equipment (EEE).

Test & Measurement
11th October 2022
Why full-vehicle OTA testing is vital for success in the autonomous vehicle sector

Industry boundaries are changing. The increasing dominance of Internet of Things (IoT) and AI technology in our daily lives mean traditionally demarcated industrial sectors are combining.

1st April 2022
SGS to host 'Advanced Field Service for Electrical & Electronic Products' Webinar

SGS is hosting a complimentary webinar, ‘Advanced Field Service for Electrical and Electronic Products’ on Friday, April 22, 2022.

30th March 2022
SGS opens vehicle OTA performance lab in Suzhou, China

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has opened a pioneering new Vehicle Over the Air (OTA) Performance Testing Laboratory in Suzhou, China to support automotive manufacturers with services to test, validate and comply with increasing wireless standards and regulations.

27th January 2022
MGV to supply SGS with automotive antenna measurement

SGS has selected MVG to supply the first automotive over-the-air (OTA) test equipment compliant with the 5GAA VATM standard for its service offering of automotive testing in the APAC region.

Test & Measurement
27th April 2021
Holistic approach to electrical and electronic testing

SGS has launched a ‘Total Solution Service’ for the Electrical & Electronic (E&E) Industry. This new holistic approach has been developed in response to the increased pace of change, global connectivity and e-commerce. It aims to ensure E&E manufacturers and brands can access specialist support at every stage of a product’s life cycle from design to store shelf and end-of-life disposal.

15th February 2021
Ensuring compliance in the smart wearable devices market

Since 1,500 CE and the invention of the wearable clock, people have loved wearable technology. Today, we are fascinated by smart wearable devices (SWD) that enhance our daily lives in a multitude of ways.

21st May 2020
SGS gains OSHA approval for electrical testing

SGS has gained Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognition for its Electrical & Electronic (E&E) product testing facilities – expanding the scope of its global Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) network.

20th April 2020
SGS helps hidden technology access North America

Hidden technology encompasses everything from wireless chargers to watches that measure exercise, mirrors that aid work outs, smart utility meters, cellphone payment systems, and automobiles that unlock by proximity to the key. The linking characteristic is that the true functionality of the technology remains hidden.

13th February 2020
Reviewed drone regulations for manufacturers

The European Union (EU) became the first authority in the world to publish comprehensive drone regulations and rules for the safe, secure and sustainable use of drones. Published in June 2019, Regulation (EU) 2019/945 and Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 cover commercial and leisure drones.

11th November 2019
SGS to certify personal electric mobility devices in Singapore

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has accepted SGS as a Nationally Recognised Testing Laboratory (NRTL), and SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co Shenzhen Branch Testing Center to provide testing and certification services for electric personal mobility devices to UL 2272.

21st August 2019
Helping medical manufacturers understand IEC 60601-1-12

Manufacturers and suppliers of emergency medical service (EMS) equipment are advised to check their products comply with IEC 60601-1-12: Requirements for medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems intended for use in the emergency medical services environment.

14th August 2019
Green supply chain solutions for E&E industry

With investors, shareholders and customers exerting increasing pressure on the Electrical and Electronics (E&E) industry to reduce its impact on the environment, SGS is seeing greater take-up of its ‘Green Supply Chain & Production Management Solutions’. SGS is well-placed to support businesses in transforming their green credentials.

7th May 2019
Testing and certification of horticultural lighting

It has been announced that SGS has been authorised by the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) as an approved Safety Certification body for the testing and certification of LED-based horticultural lighting. The DLC, a non-profit organisation dedicated to accelerating the widespread adoption of high-performing commercial lighting solutions.

6th November 2018
Keeping up-to-date with Europe’s medical device regulation

  The introduction of the EU’s new Medical Device Regulation began a three-year transition period that expires on May 26, 2020. Manufacturers need to be sure they understand the requirements of the new regulation to ensure continued compliance. 

13th September 2018
Authorised test lab for IoT cyber security certification program

  SGS has received approval from CTIA to provide laboratory testing services for its new IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program. According to the company, this recognition makes it one of the first accredited testing laboratories in the world to offer this new service.

30th July 2018
Understanding the latest WPC certification requirements

On 8th March, 2018, version 1.2.4 of the requirements for Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) certification was released. The latest version includes several important points for stakeholders, including: Retaining the requirements for the Extended Power Profile (EPP) test and Baseline Power Profile (BPP); Removing the poorly defined definition for BPP plus Foreign Object Damage (FOD); Adding a requirement that all products with power e...

2nd July 2018
Home appliance manufacturers advised to test eco-buttons

Eco-buttons have the ability to save consumers time and money, but this cannot be at the cost of efficacy. SGS offers a range of services to help prove the effectiveness of the eco-button. With consumers only replacing home appliances every ten to twenty years, manufacturers must find ways to give consumers incentives to replace products more regularly.

2nd July 2018
Promoting rigorous testing to stop Li-ion batteries exploding

With reports of exploding Li-ion batteries becoming more common in our papers, SGS is reminding device manufacturers of the importance of maintaining rigorous testing and auditing procedures to protect their products and reputation.

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