In mid-September 2010, Belden put a new test laboratory for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) into operation at the company's site in Neckartenzlingen. At the new facility, frequencies of up to 40 GHz can be measured, something that only very few test labs in Germany are capable of currently.
The measurements taken are based on standards and requirements such as CE, EN, FCC and GL. "The test lab's state-of-the-art technical equipment will help to ensure that all electronic products of the Belden®, Hirschmann™, and Lumberg Automation™ brand families not only comply with the statutory regulations, but also meet to our own high standards as regards quality," explains EMC specialist Winfried Krämer.
The tests, which are designed to rule out interference between individual devices, and to ensure that humans and the environment are not impaired by electromagnetic fields, cover the entire spectrum of interference emission and immunity tests, both for fixed-line and wireless devices. "The new test laboratory will enable us not only to improve our products' EMC performance, but also to reduce development time and costs," says Winfried Krämer.
Belden®: Sending All the Right Signals™
Belden designs, manufactures and markets signal transmission solutions, including cables, connectors and I/O modules, wireless network systems as well as network devices and control, load sensing and load moment limitation systems designed for safety-critical applications ranging from industrial automation to data centers, broadcast studios and the aviation and aerospace industry. The company focuses on segments of the worldwide cable and automation markets that require both highly specialized and readily available products. With manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Belden has recorded a total revenue of USD 1.45 billion for the fiscal year 2009.
Together with its brands Hirschmann™ and Lumberg Automation™ and Trapeze Networks™, Belden offers an extensive and highly specialized product portfolio covering the full range of data communications – from the information and control levels down to the field level. The company has more than 15 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with manufacturing facilities in Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Italy and Hungary.