Accredited test services
Grant4Com is accredited test laboratory from Oulu, Finland (FINAS T290). Our operations are based on EN-ISO/IEC 17025 quality management system.
We enable access to the market for electronic devices. Wheter you aim to sell products locally or go global, we guarantee the product fulfills all the standards and requirements set by the target market.
Accredited test services
Grant4Com is accredited testing laboratory based in Oulu. Our scope of accreditation for EMC/RF and safety testing is found from FINAS T290.
Grant4Com’s accredited test results are proof of compliance for your sales countries entry requirements.
If you do not know what standard and requirements you need to fulfill, our certification specialists can create the certification plan and strategy for you. With these as a guide you can walk through this labyrinth of requirements and make the type approval process straight forward.
Our experienced test professionals can provide you with worldwide regulatory approvals and certification services for a wide variety of equipment and technologies.
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Every electronic device or system have impact on each other when being connected to one another or placed to a close proximity. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the electromagnetic compatibility according to EMC standards.
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing ensures 2 things: Firstly, that the electronic devices are not causing electromagnetic interferences to the environment.
Secondly, that the devices operates correctly when being near other devices.
EMC-directive 2014/30/EU is created in order to reliably evaluate electronical devices’ quality. In EU the devices manufacturer ensures that the product is in line with the EU directives that include EMC-directive by using the CE-label.
Given the fact that every electronic device influences each other, it is clear that design and testing according to EMC directive is relevant part of product development. Its neglection can cause delays and costs in the official measurements. In addition, EMC testing for electronic devices is part of North America’s requirements (FCC/ISED).
If the product has a radio such as Bluetooth or WLAN, in EU it must additionally fulfil the requirements for EMC, RF- and safety according to directive RED 2014/53/EU. North America’s FCC/ISED also include their own EMC and RF requirements for radio devices.
In addition to these two markets, there are plenty more country approvals and requirements that can partially utilize the earlier mentioned test results.
Our specialist will clarify what tests must your product pass in order to be in compliance with the required standards and regulations
We have included safety testing in our portfolio so that we can test and verify the safety of your product. We have long experience from working with several safety standards.
We can do accredited electrical safety testing according to EN 61010-1 (Laboratory equipment) and EN 62368-1 (audio/video, information and communication technology equipment and that can be performed as part of official testing for regulatory requirements.
Contact us with your request to see how we can help you.
IP classification test
In our laboratory, we also perform accredited enclosure classification tests, IP tests in accordance with the standard IEC / EN 60529. The IP rating system is used in Europe to determine the tightness of electrical equipment and equipment enclosures. This international classification can express the protection of a device or enclosure against external contaminants such as dust, moisture and water. In electronic equipment, the introduction of harmful substances into critical areas can be a safety risk for the user, the environment and the device itself. Therefore, testing for appropriate classifications is an integral part of product safety testing. And if you have a device that is said to be dustproof, waterproof, but the product does not have a visible rating, we recommend checking for leaks before using the product in critical conditions.
Dust and foreign matter tightness
IP ratings can be marked in the product manual or on the product itself. The higher the readings given to the device, the better the device can withstand water and dust.
The first number after the letters IP indicates the protection of the device against foreign objects and dust. The number indicates how the device is protected against small pieces.
With regard to IEC / EN 60529 foreign object protection and dust tightness, we perform the following tests accredited:
• IP1X protection against parts with a diameter of 50 mm or more.
• IP2X protection against parts with a diameter of 2.5 mm or more.
• IP3X protection against parts with a diameter of 2.5 mm or more.
• IP4X protection against parts with a diameter of 1 mm or more.
• IP5X protected from dust. Classification does not require complete tightness, but no harmful dust accumulation should occur.
• IP6X Dustproof device.
Water and moisture tightness
The second number of the enclosure classification indicates the water resistance of the device under test. We perform the following tests accredited for these IEC / EN 60529 water tightness tests:
• IPX1 protection against vertically dripping water.
• IPX2 protection against water dripping vertically or at an angle of up to 15 degrees.
• IPX3 protection against rain at an angle of up to 60 degrees.
• IPX4 protection against splashing water.
• IPX5 protection against water jets from all directions.
• IPX7 withstands momentary immersion in water
• IPX8 withstands continuous immersion in water. The maximum permissible installation depth can also be added after the number. Often the additional marking on the device is less than three meters and in our laboratory the device can be immersed to a depth of <3m.
With accredited test results, you can prove to your customer that your product is protected according to the tested rating. Valuable information about the life cycle expectation of a product is also obtained by combining IP testing into a broader mechanical testing, as this classification undoubtedly has an effect on the mechanical reliability of the product as well as the life cycle length.
We are here to help you with IP classification tests.
We are a team of solution-oriented professionals who strive for constant development.
We offer customer bespeak and flexible testing solutions to support your product development.
We listen to our customer’s wishes and needs, therefore we are looking constantly to expand our services to meet those needs.
Our mission is to enable your innovations to reach the world.