State-of-the-art EMC test facility opens at Horiba MIRA

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Horiba MIRA has bolstered its capabilities in EMC testing with a £500,000 (US$600,000) investment in new equipment to test plug-in vehicle technology.

Working in collaboration with EM Test and its parent company Ametek, the UK facility has introduced an enhanced three-phase AC/DC power source, exclusively designed and developed to meet the needs of commercial, military and aerospace EMC testing.

Created by EM Test in response to Horiba MIRA’s requirements, NetWave 90.2 is suited to support the need for a clean reference source for Harmonics and Flicker testing. This addition will enable Horiba MIRA to provide improved testing across its wide customer base following the introduction of enhanced EMC legislation, which now requires vehicles to be in their charging condition during testing – resulting in the need for high current power sources.

The portfolio of new equipment also includes an NX5 compact tester for EFT/burst and surge. The heavy vehicle semi-anechoic test facility lining has also been upgraded to meet CISPR 16-1-4 Normalised Site Attenuation requirements.

Alain Burger, technical director at EM Test, said, “The technical requirements presented to us were a great challenge, but thanks to our long standing relationship with Horiba MIRA we were able to work with them in proposing new equipment for tests up to 400A and 1500V DC, along with developing the new generation of fully automatic three-phase coupling networks for applications of up to 690V AC and 1000V DC at 200A.”

June 16, 2017

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