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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.

19th February 2018
Vehicle manufacturers offered training for new safety standards

Accredited testing body for Functional Safety, SGS-TÜV Saar, has encouraged vehicle manufacturers to book onto a one-day course in anticipation of new ISO standards for automotive electrical and electronic systems set to come into force in May 2018. With new safety standards for vehicle functions and their electronic components set to come into force in May 2018, manufacturers are being urged by SGS-TÜV Saar, the accredited testing body...

13th October 2017
STAS system deployed in HIKVISION laboratory

  On 23rd May 2017, SGS and HIKVISION signed a partnership to establish the 'SGS-HIKVISION Joint Lab' at the HIKVISION facility, in Hangzhou IoT Scientific Park. In addition, SGS has deployed its Safety Testing Automation Systems (STAS) at the laboratory and helped with accreditation as a IECEE Customer Testing Facility (CTF 2).

12th October 2017
Certification mark increases green credentials of manufacturers

Consumers around the world are actively choosing environmentally friendly products. As a result manufacturers of electrical and electronic (EE) products need to show their products reduce the use of hazardous substances, improve resource and energy efficiency, and can be more easily recycled.

15th August 2017
Taiwan includes RoHS in EEE standard inspection

In its standard inspection for EEE – the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) Certification Compliance Assessment - Taiwan has included its RoHS. This follows the publishing of CNS 15663 - Guidance on the reduction of the restricted chemical substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), in July 2013. BSMI CNS 15663 set maximum concentration values (MCV) for six hazardous substances found in nine types of EEE.

10th August 2017
Guiding you in the right direction on the power converter path

With the demand for smart and renewable energy technologies increasing this has created a need for reliable, efficient and compact power converters. The sector now has more producers making a greater range of power converters with different specifications. For those using power converters in their products and installations, it has never been more important to make sure they are using the right power converter for the job.

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