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Crowd at opening EMC

SGS's new EMC testing laboratory at Tuusula, Finland was officially opened on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Catering for mainly large and heavy equipment, this new laboratory has one of the largest commercial EMC chambers in Northern Europe. It complements SGS's existing EMC testing services at our labs in Helsinki and Espoo.

“With this investment we want to ensure that the technology industry in the area has a locally available service which guarantees competitiveness in the international markets,” said Mika Richardt, Managing Director, SGS Fimko Oy. The laboratory's measuring equipment and power supply has been designed to meet both current and future needs of Finnish industry.

“We welcome SGS’s investment warmly. It supports product development and the growth of the technology industry, which is a very important export sector for us,” stated Petri Peltonen, Under Secretary of State from Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, in his opening speech. Vice President Lasse Mäkelin from ABB, who addressed the audience as a representative of clientele, praised SGS for its courage to seize the project of this scale.

The new measuring room is especially designed for larger equipment: tractors, forestry machinery, industrial trucks, engines, and large industrial products. It complements existing EMC testing services of SGS in Helsinki and Espoo. "Anything that fits under a motorway bridge can be tested in this chamber, as long as the length does not exceed ten meters”, said SGS EMC specialist Timo Hietala.

In addition to the chamber itself, guests were able to view Finnish electric supercar Toroidion. At this time, the Toroidion was just on display, but next time when the car visits the laboratory, it will be tested.

What is EMC?

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) means the ability of an electric or electronic device to function reliably in its operating environment. High quality product that is tested according to relevant standards tolerate certain amount of electromagnetic interference and it does not interfere other devices, such as radio receivers. If the device is not protected against electromagnetic interference, it may break or cause a malfunction. EMC applies to virtually all electronic devices, whether battery or mains powered.

Tuusula 10 m chamber facts:

  • Chamber is semi anechoic
  • Chamber dimensions (l x w x h): 22.6 m x 13.1 m x 8.1 m
  • Turntable diameter: 6 m
  • Maximum load of turntable : 20,000 kg
  • AC: max 690 V (3 x 200 A)
  • DC: max 1500 V (200 A)

For more information, please contact:

Petri Lehtinen
Product Line Manager
t: +358 43 8246 946

Tomi Nyberg
Business Development Director
t: +358 400 534 284