EMC is short for Electromagnetic Compatibility. Swerea IVF has run EMC activities, which consist of a network of companies and three laboratories, for many years.
The purpose of the activities is to spread knowledge about EMC questions and help companies fulfil legal requirements.
Equipment that contains electronics generally needs to be CE-marked, with includes fulfilling the EMC Directive. This basically means that equipment must not interfere with other equipment and that it should have some resistance to interference from other equipment. This is regulated through standards in the EMC Directive.
Swerea IVF's role in this, is to train company staff with the purpose of ensuring that processes and equipment meet the requirements of the EMC Directive.
We consider it to be extremely important for the EMC questions to come in the early stages of product development. For this to happen, designers and project managers need to see the problems EMC can cause, and how these are solved. Companies can verify their products for EMC performance through our laboratories very cost-effectively. Company staff can broaden their skills and create their own contacts, both with companies and individuals, through our network, in order to simplify the design work and avoid known issues.