Meeting The Stringent Demand Of TÜV SÜD Power Quality Requirements
Case Study For TÜV SÜD x Ashley Edison
Product testing and certification are vital to ensuring functionality, quality, and safety in consumer and industrial markets. End-users rely on manufacturers to ensure that the delivered products comply and operate within the given specifications.
In order to achieve regulatory compliance, manufacturers engaged the services of 3rd party testing & certification providers. Through these providers, products are put through various tests, including electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), electrical safety and mechanical testing.
TÜV SÜD is one of the largest testing, inspection and certification providers in the world. In its mission to help companies manage product risk, it also strives for perfection for its testing facilities.
In this case study, we’ll explore how Ashley Edison (UK) adds value to TÜV SÜD’s persistence in providing top quality services.
About TÜV SÜD
TÜV SÜD is a German-based company with a history spanning more than 150 years. Throughout the decades, TÜV SÜD has proved to be a reliable partner in managing the technological risks that come with every innovation.
With more than 25,000 employees spanning over 1,000 locations, TÜV SÜD is the preferred choice of companies for safety, security and sustainability solutions. It offers a range of services that help companies mitigate end-to-end risks of the product development lifecycle. This includes auditing, testing, certification, inspection and technical advisory.
As the leading testing, accreditation & inspection solution provider, TÜV SÜD serves customers in various industries, including chemical, retail, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and automotive. TÜV SÜD is backed by a team of cross-discipline experts and is much sought-after as an accreditation gateway to major regional markets.
TÜV SÜD not only sets an unprecedentedly high standard in quality and safety but is also pioneering change on a global scale. It believes that sustainability is key to future innovations and technological growth. As such, TÜV SÜD is actively contributing to high impact projects around the world.
The Importance Of Product Testing & Certification
According to GlobeNewswire, the testing, inspection and certification market is expected to be worth $143.3 billion by 2027. This underscores the demand for professional testing and accreditation service and demands for solutions providers like TÜV SÜD.
Testing and certification ought to be an essential part of product development strategy. Here are a few key benefits of adopting testing & certification as part of the product development framework.
Health & Safety
Even the most competent hardware designers couldn’t guarantee that an electronic product is safe, reliable and functional. Design errors and oversight can cause not only electrical hazards to end-users but also interfere with the operational reliability of other electronic equipment. Laboratory testing ensures that potential electrical issues are identified and ironed out in subsequent prototypes.
Developed nations and most countries require electrical products to be certified against certain standards before they are allowed to enter the market. For example, the EU market requires products to be CE-certified, which is an indication of compliance with EU legislation. In the US, electrical products need to be UL-listed to comply with the National Electrical Code.
Some companies, particularly large brands, get their products tested and certified even if it’s not required by the law. This move indicates the company’s commitment to product quality and reliability and instils confidence amongst the consumers.
Why TÜV SÜD’s Service Quality Hinges On Clean Power Supply
TÜV SÜD has set up test laboratories in major cities as it serves as a reliable testing partner for electrical and electronic manufacturers. This includes Singapore, a major business hub in the South East Asia region.
As a testing & certification solution provider, it relies on cutting edge instruments to conduct testings against industry standards. For example, EMF testing requires measuring electromagnetic radiation emitted from electronic products. In order to achieve precise results, TÜV SÜD uses highly sensitive equipment to measure the level of EMF exposure.
The same goes for electrical safety testing, where products are tested for high-voltage endurance, current leakage, insulation resistance and ground continuity. These tests are held in TÜV SÜD’s laboratories with the aid of cutting-edge test equipment.
TÜV SÜD recognises that each of its equipment is reliant on a clean and stable incoming power supply. Without a clean and stable incoming voltage, the test equipment may not function reliably and thus, affecting TÜV SÜD’s commitment to rendering the best testing service.
Despite Singapore boasting one of the best electric power transmission and distribution systems in the region, TÜV SÜD continues to invest in in-house power solutions for its infrastructure and laboratories. TÜV SÜD realises the importance of deriving a clean power supply from trustworthy AC voltage stabilizers and transformers.
How Ashley Edison(UK) Meets TÜV SÜD’s Demand For Stable Testing Services
TÜV SÜD’s search for proven power line conditioning solutions ended with Ashley Edison (UK). Ashley Edison (UK) has a long-standing reputation for providing top-quality AC voltage stabilizers to various industries. Since its inception, Ashley Edison (UK) has provided clean incoming voltage supply to organisations of all sizes through its range of stabilizers and other products.
In a quest to achieve clean and stable voltage, leading testing and certification provider TÜV SÜD Singapore appoints Ashley Edison(UK) in 2008 – as an Official Partner to supply voltage stabilizing products to their premises and laboratories.
Since then, Ashley Edison(UK) has equipped TÜV SÜD Singapore with the following products to complete their test laboratories setups:
- Automatic Voltage Stabilisers (Model: SES Series)
- Single-Phase: 3 KVA x 1 unit
- Single-Phase: 5 KVA x 1 unit
- Single-Phase: 10 KVA x 1 unit
- Three-Phase: 150 KVA x 1 unit
- Variable Transformers
- Three-Phase Motorised: 160 Amp x 1 unit
- Three-Phase Manual: 25 Amp x 1 unit
- Single-Phase Manual: 100 Amp x 1 unit
1. Automatic Voltage Stabilizers
Ashley Edison (UK) SES-H Series of stabilizers are designed for 3-phase applications and rated for loads between 6 – 600 kVA. The SES-H servo stabilizers are ideal for ensuring a clean incoming voltage and protect equipment from noise and transient.
- High precision, ± 0.5% output voltage accuracy.
- Forced-Air Cooling for enhanced cooling and better efficiency.
- Independent Phase Balancing & Control – automatic voltage sensing & precise regulation to ensure the individual phase voltages remain stable regardless of load change or unbalance.
2. Variable Transformers
Ashley Edison (UK) AE & MAE Series of variable transformers deliver distortion-free AC output for a diverse range of applications. They are commonly used for QC testing, burn-in and low voltage tests. The AE & MAE Series is ideal for delivering precise voltage control for TÜV SÜD’s laboratories.
- Distortion-less voltage control
- Trouble-free endurable mechanical construction for long life
- Low operating torque
As a global industry leader, the competent team at TÜV SÜD knew exactly what they needed to remain as an industry standard-bearer for product testing, certification and inspections.
The fitting of Ashley Edison(UK) Automatic Voltage Stabilisers and Variable Transformers enabled test laboratories to receive – clean, consistent and accurate incoming voltage supply.
Today, TÜV SÜD successfully continues to uphold some of the highest Quality Control standards in the market, rendering unrivalled testing & certification services to its clients.
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