Testing and certification services
Sicom Testing performs numerous testing and certification services dedicated to different areas.
For all sectors the following are carried out:
- conformity tests during the certification process
- pre-testing sessions during the product design phases
- tests for production control throughout the life of the product
Competence and timing are the main characteristics of all services.
CE marking: tests for product certification in compliance with European directives, consultancy on certification procedures and preparation of technical files.
FCC and Canadian certification: execution of tests and preparation of documentation to obtain authorization for the US and Canadian markets.
UKCA marking: testing and verification activities of product compliance with UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) regulations, preparation of technical files and consultancy on certification procedures.
Tests for development and debugging: a great deal of experience in contact with designers aimed at ensuring that the product reaches the market in full compliance with all technical regulations.
Radio tests: all the tests required for the certification of radio equipment.
Human exposure and SAR testing: “Specific Absorption Rate” tests for devices used near the ear and body and other checks of human exposure to electromagnetic radiation.
Safety: verification of conformity of electrical and electronic equipment with the essential requirements of the LVD directive.
EMC tests and electromagnetic compatibility certification: tests to verify that equipment is immune to external disturbances and does not produce signals that interfere with other nearby equipment.
Testing of electronic equipment for railway and subway use: carrying out tests on electronic products used on trains, subways and in stations.
Testing of electronic equipment for naval use: testing and resolution of problems related to the functionality of electronic equipment installed on board boats.
Electrified furniture: safety assessment and execution of all necessary tests for furnishing products that incorporate electrical or electronic parts for their movement, lighting or otherwise.
Ecodesign and energy labelling: these topics are covered by two different European legislative acts and have in common the aim of reducing community energy consumption, acting on the product categories that are considered to have the greatest impact.
RoHS: the RoHS directive, codified as Directive 2011/65/EU and modified by Directives 2015/863/EU and (EU) 2017/2102, concerns the restriction of the use of certain dangerous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
Services for large-scale distribution companies: functional and interoperability checks on consumer products, random control of production quality, control of outgoing and incoming batches, performance and comparative tests on products to be marketed.
Tests on small and large household appliances for domestic and industrial use: testing activities on household appliances, both for the certification of some product lines and for the in-depth analysis of specific topics. In this area, important studies have also been carried out to integrate radio technologies within this type of product according to the new trends of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Technical investigations aimed at verifying the use of patents within products (Patent Infringement): In high-tech products, the technical investigation of the use of patents can become truly complicated. Sicom has developed a certain experience in this field, thanks also to the collaboration with a network of laboratories highly specialized in specific technologies.
Beta testing: carrying out beta tests, for example on localization systems, to verify their functionality and reliability.