Companies planning to sell electronics in Europe will now be able to test them against four CE Mark safety standards in Draper, UT. These standards protect users from potential threats such as excessive heat, electrical shock, and mechanical failure. In Europe, many electronic devices are required to pass such testing before they can be sold to the public. Safety testing is performed in controlled lab environments by test engineers who use specialized equipment to poke, prod, burn, and impede devices to confirm that they can be safely operated by the public.
Safety testing covers thermal, electrical, and mechanical risk areas. For an electronic device to pass testing it must:
In 2015, there were 7,000 tech companies in Utah. Computer/Electronics exports ranked No. 2 on our list of exports. Today, the tech industry is strong enough to call the Salt Lake City area, “The Silicon Slopes.” Local and out of state tech companies use VPI Laboratories (VPI Labs), in Draper, UT, to certify and test their electronic products.
VPI Labs recently became accredited to test products against four CE Mark safety standards through the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). This will allow them to serve a wider array of testing needs.
VPI Laboratories acquired and calibrated the necessary equipment, drafted safety testing procedures, and applied for accreditation.
VPI Laboratories can now test to the following CE mark safety standards:
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