In-house test laboratory gets DakkS approval

23rd August 2018
Posted By : Mick Elliott
In-house test laboratory gets DakkS approval

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.


You must be logged in to comment

Write a comment

No comments




Sign up to view our publications

Sign up

Sign up to view our downloads

Sign up

Engineering Design Show 2019
16th October 2019
United Kingdom Ricoh Arena, Coventry
ELIV 2019
16th October 2019
Germany Bonn World Conference Center
Connected World Summit 2019
22nd October 2019
United Kingdom The Business Design Centre, London
Hotspots Specials 2019
24th October 2019
Germany Böblingen, Germany
IoT Solutions World Congress 2019
29th October 2019
Spain Barcelona