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Cranage EMC & Safety (Testing UK)

  • UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory
  • Testing for NRTL Approval
  • Leading EMC Test House in the UK
  • Providing Lighting Standards for Manufacturing


Wallace Way
Tern Valley Business Park
Market Drayton

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Approved Laboratory for EMC & Product Safety Testing

Welcome to Cranage, where we use a wide range of technical standards for testing and evaluating the performance and safety of electrical and electronic equipment throughout Europe, North America and around the world. Many countries accept harmonised standards, ie. those prefixed with EN or IEC, whilst North America recognises FCC, UL and NFPA standards. We are accredited and recognised by:

• United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)
• United Kingdom Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS)
• United Kingdom BIS consultant for machinery
• Notified Body (BIS appointed) for 2006/95/EC (LVD)
• U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
• Canadian Certification & Engineering Bureau, Ontario (IC)

Cranage provides specialised laboratory and field evaluation services to help you obtain product approvals for North America, Canada, Mexico and Australia as well as Continental Europe.

EMC Testing in the UK

There are many Test Houses across the UK with excellent facilities, but partnering with Cranage is about much more than testing. A host of technical services not offered by others are available, some of which can be embedded during product development and applied in advance of testing to help resolve issues that would otherwise prevent or delay certification. Despite our hands-on approach, it does not affect our independence and impartiality towards accredited testing.

Test Houses are fully equipped laboratories with specialist facilities and expertise to evaluate products within their declared scope.

Test Houses UK

We have many Laboratories for various different tests:

- Lighting Testing
- Medical and Therapeutic Testing
- Industrial Equipment & Machinery Testing

- Household Appliance Testing
- Laboratory & Scientific Testing
- Mobility Aids & Stairlift Testing

If for some reason, however, your particular products cannot be transported to the UK or are unable to be assessed in a laboratory, we will mobilise our facilities to perform the tests on your premises and use our knowledge and experience to obtain viable results.

NRTL Testing + Factory Inspection = Product Approval

The US market for electrical and electronic products is conditioned to accepting product approval marks and safety certification from a Nationally Recognised Testing Laboratory (NRTL). These laboratories are also recognised by OSHA*, a body which sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards.

(* Occupational Safety and Health Administration)


CRANAGE has many years of experience working with NRTL’s and in partnership with QPS Evaluation Services Inc. has become an Authorised Testing Facility in the UK for product approvals and certification in N. America and Canada.

Cranage also provides factory inspections, quality audits, training and advice for implementing a quality management system for the whole product approvals process.

Products tested by Cranage and certified for use in N. America include scientific instruments, professional audio equipment, vacuum cleaners, commercial laundry equipment, bottle labelling machines, electric hair straighteners and medical equipment.

Lighting Standards for Manufacturing

Compliance with regulations under the CE Low Voltage Directive and CE EMC Directive is mandatory for all lighting equipment with a primary function of generating or distributing light.

Lighting standards are used to check that a product is safe, and causes no danger to persons or property.

Tests for luminaire and control gear safety are generally specified in EN60598-1 and EN61347-1 respectively but depending on the type of luminaire design, additional parts such as EN60598-2-3 for Street Lighting or EN60598-2-5 for Floodlights, etc., may take precedence. Subject to design, all appropriate sections of applicable standards should be applied.

Human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) is assessed according to EN62493 which applies to all lighting equipment containing electronic control gear. Compliance with this EMF standard for lighting is mandatory in Europe and requires measurements to be taken of induced current density due to electric fields in the frequency range 20kHz to 10MHz.

Testing to the radio disturbance standard EN55015 is also required for EMF compliance while EMC additionally specifies EN61547 for immunity.

Lighting standards for LED lamps and modules used for assessing performance and safety in Europe are EN62384, EN62031, EN62560, and EN62663-1.

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News & PR

Setting Standards for Electrical Products

The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC) is responsible for setting standards in the area of electrical engineering.

Cranage EMC & Safety Client Up for European Award!

We are pleased to inform you that one of our satisfied customers, Diagnostics for the Real World, Ltd (DRW), has been nominated by the European Patent Office as Inventor of the year.

QPS Evaluation Services

This certification mark is recognised as equivalent to the UL and CSA marks by city, county, and state/provincial regulators throughout the USA and Canada. Existing UL, CSA or other equivalent marks can easily be transferred to QPS subject to a technical review.


– Shropshire-based Cranage EMC Testing Ltd (“Cranage”), a leading provider of electrical product testing and certification solutions for manufacturers in the UK and abroad, is to purchase new premises and expand following £540,000 in funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial.

Cranage's Centre of Growth

After months of construction, Cranage EMC & Safety are opening their new custom built testing laboratory, located in Market Drayton.

Collecting dust - are vacuum cleaners fit for purpose?

Cranage EMC were asked by the BBC Watchdog to demonstrate testing to find out which out the 3 given vacuum cleaners were most effective.

UK First for EMF Exposure Test

Cranage EMC & Safety expands its facilities for measuring electromagnetic fields and is the first UK test lab to be accredited by UKAS for EN62493.

Product Testing Vacancy

Location: North Shropshire. Salary: 18k – 30k

UK First for Fast Track Product Approval

UK First for Fast Track Product Approval

UK First for Damped Oscillatory Wave Testing

Cranage EMC & Safety expands its facilities for Damped Oscillatory Wave Immunity Testing at 100kHz & 1MHz to include Fast Waves at 3, 10 & 30MHz

Cranage EMC & Safety

Cranage EMC & Safety Group celebrates 10 years with the launch of its New Web Site.

Cranage appointed Notified Body by Secretary of State

Cranage EMC Testing Ltd is pleased to announce its appointment as a Notified Body under Article 11 of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) (Directive 2006/95/EC)

Cranage are an FCC listed test laboratory

Cranage are now pleased to announce accreditation from FCC, The Federal Communications Commission.

Approvals & Certificates

ISO 1:2002 Geometrical Product Specifications (GPS) – Standard reference temperature for geometrical product specification and verification

ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories

ISO/IEC 17020:1998 General criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection

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26 Mar 2013
By Jim Murrin CEO , 4Links Limited

I wish to express my genuine thanks for the way you and your team managed our recent product safety testing. In particular I was impressed by the team’s professionalism and with the high level of support and practical advice we received. Cranage EMC Testing will continue to be 4Links’ test house of choice.

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20 Mar 2013
By Penny Ecroyd , Prism UK Medical Ltd

During the course of testing you identified a ‘spike’ which did not affect statutory compliance. With your advice, in conjunction with our electronics people, we modified the circuit board to eliminate this spike. The reliability of the circuit board was dramatically improved as a result and we believe was a significant contributor to the general exceptional reliability of our product. This reliability has had as you may imagine a direct effect on sales. We have commented on several occasions that, unlike the taxman, you have given us added value and a return on our investment’.

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20 Mar 2013
By Stephen Clemmet , Integration Technology Ltd

‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and Cranage for your expertise over the last two years. Without doubt, as a result of your knowledge, our product designs have advanced significantly. Aside, our customer who has requested TUVus was in our office on Monday of this week. They saw the unit and expressed how pleased they were with Cranage’s work to complete the approvals process. Before working with Cranage, I investigated several test houses. You may be assured that Cranage is offering a first rate service and I would be pleased to be able to recommend Cranage to others’.

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Opening Hours

Monday -   9:00 to 5:00
Tuesday -   9:00 to 5:00
Wednesday -   9:00 to 5:00
Thursday -   9:00 to 5:00
Friday -   9:00 to 5:00
Saturday -   Closed
Sunday -   Closed