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The EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) regulations

The EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) regulations are guidelines that establish requirements for limiting electromagnetic emissions and ensuring electromagnetic immunity protection for electrical and electronic equipment. The goal of EMC regulations is to ensure that electrical and electronic equipment operates correctly without interfering with other equipment or being affected by external interferences.

EMC regulations were introduced to prevent electromagnetic compatibility issues that may arise when different electrical and electronic devices coexist in the same environment. These issues can lead to electromagnetic interferences affecting the proper functioning of equipment or making devices susceptible to external interferences.

The EMC regulations set limits for electromagnetic emissions produced by electrical and electronic equipment. These limits are defined in terms of electromagnetic field intensity and are measured across different frequency bands. Electrical and electronic devices must be designed and manufactured to comply with these limits to minimize electromagnetic emissions.

Additionally, EMC regulations also establish requirements for the electromagnetic immunity protection of equipment. These requirements ensure that devices can operate correctly even in the presence of external electromagnetic interferences. Equipment must be able to withstand interferences such as electrostatic discharges, magnetic fields, and high-frequency disturbances without suffering damage or losing functionality.

Electrical and electronic equipment marketed in the European Union must conform to EMC regulations. This means they must undergo testing and certification by accredited laboratories to ensure compliance with electromagnetic compatibility requirements.

EMC regulations are crucial for ensuring a safe and interference-free electromagnetic environment, protecting both electrical and electronic equipment and end-users. It is essential for companies involved in the production or use of electrical and electronic equipment to adhere to EMC regulations to ensure proper equipment operation and prevent potential electromagnetic compatibility issues.

Sectors of use

Machine tools – Presses – Industries

Used to perform stamping or forming operations on metal, plastic or rubber

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Packaging machines – automatic – electromedical

Machine tools are essential to the manufacturing industry

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Atex Directive

It is an EU regulation that regulates safety in workplaces where explosive atmospheres can form.

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Engine protection

Protection of motors from harmful overvoltage loads and dV/dt peaks generated on the output.

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