Test & Measurement

In-house test laboratory gets DakkS approval

23rd August 2018
Mick Elliott

The in-house test laboratory at MEN MikroElektronik has been accredited by the German accreditation body DAkkS, according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for EMC, environmental simulation tests and safety of electrical equipment. With accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, MEN can now supply recognised test reports for further approvals of the end system.

The accreditation covers tests regarding EMC, environmental simulation and safety of electrical equipment for the railway market and industry.

This means that MEN can now deliver accredited test reports that can be produced at short notice or can be better planned, without customers or MEN itself being dependent on an external laboratory with correspondingly long waiting times.

As a special feature, compliance with EN 50124-1 was also confirmed, which specifies the insulation coordination of air and creepage distances in railway applications in order to ensure electrical safety and to avoid short circuits or even oversizing of the insulation.

Across Germany, only five companies are accredited for EN 50124-1.

The MEN QM system includes cable monitoring to check the suitable temperature and humidity in the laboratories as well as DAkkS-accredited measuring instruments with sophisticated DAkkS calibration.

Capacities have also been expanded, e.g. to cover the area of electrical safety: testing of devices for electrical safety, overvoltage, short circuit, personal protection, mechanical hazards.

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