The goal of the EMC Network is to increase knowledge and understanding of the legal and practical consequences of the EMC Directive for the industry.
We also run three EMC laboratories in Sweden where companies can verify their products at a very competitive price. The network activities mainly take place in Swedish.
What is EMC?
EMC stands for ElectroMagnetic Compatibility. Back in 1989 the European countries agreed to work on reducing "electromagnetic pollution". This is formulated in Article 5 and Annex 1 of the EMC directive 2004/108/EG.
In short it says that: “the electromagnetic disturbance generated does not exceed the level above which radio and telecommunications equipment or other equipment cannot operate as intended” and that: the equipment has “a level of immunity to the electromagnetic disturbance to be expected in its intended use which allows it to operate without unacceptable degradation of its intended use.”
The purpose of the network is to:
- Create an independent forum for EMC issues in Sweden
- Spread knowledge regarding new standards and regulations within the area of EMC
- Give access to cost effective laboratories for EMC analysis
- Inform members of recent changes in the standards and regulations
- Organise courses, seminars and member meetings.
- Maintain cost effective laboratories for EMC analysis.
- Provide information regarding news within the area of EMC.
Members: Approximately 50 companies
Cost: SEK 6 000 annually.