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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
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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.

Cranage EMC & Safety Job Opportunities

Cranage EMC & Safety is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory providing world-class product testing and certification services for companies in the United Kingdom. We’re based in the historic town of Market Drayton, surrounded by open countryside in the heart of England, working towards a new industrial revolution. The backbone of our business is the people we employ and right now we are recruiting talented individuals to help bring our services to markets, and deliver exceptional quality to our customers.

Apply speculatively with a CV to (commercial roles) or register your interest for the following:

- Test Engineer
- Quality Engineer
- Certification Engineer

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Cranage EMC & Safety are to feature in Industrial Process News' February edition as a Top 15 Exhibitor for the Lab Innovations exhibition back in November.

Cranage to donate to two Charities over Christmas

Cranage EMC & Safety are donating to two local charities over Christmas

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Cranage provides consultancy in Europe for Global Product Certification.

Cranage - Authorised Test Lab for US and Canada

Product Approvals team-up with QPS Inc

Cranage EMC & Safety European Office in Spain is now operational.

Cranage successfully open European Office for CE marking based in Spain.

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.

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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By Machine Safety Device Manufacture ,

Cranage EMC provides us with a total support and expertise for the specialist testing of our Safety Devices for use on machines. From EMC, Electrical and Environmental testing we have used Cranage EMC Test Reports to validate our products to the latest International safety standards. The reports have been accepted by Third Party Approval bodies and also provide us with documented support for our CE marking program. Service is concise, professional and provides us with a qualified, unbiased review of our product under test from prototype to production.

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By Stephanie Woodcock ,

Cranage always provide an excellent service for Prism Medical. Over the years Cranage have been a key part of the development process for new products ensuring that EMC testing is carried out efficiently and most importantly ensuring our product is safe to release. On behalf of the R&D Team here at Prism Medical we look forward to continuing our working relationship with Cranage in the future.

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By Carrie Spiers , Spiers Engineering Safety

At Spiers Engineering Safety we help our clients through the appropriate conformity assessment procedures in order that their machinery complies with the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC). Where this machinery contains electrical or electronic parts that may generate or be affected by electromagnetic disturbance the EMC directive (2014/30/EU) also applies.

The experience, knowledge and testing carried out Cranage EMC testing Ltd. to harmonised EN standards has proved invaluable to our clients.

For more information on Spiers Engineering Safety, please follow this link:-

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By Dave Leith , Safeline X-ray Ltd.

As academics exploring the transfer of a prototype to a product, for a large multinational, for the first time, we were rather anxious as to the whole CE marking process. Mark and his team at Cranage, gently and skilfully guided us through the whole pre-compliance process, providing insightful and instructive solutions to any issues raised. I would certainly recommend that others consider using Cranage and their state-of-the art facility.

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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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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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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 -   09:00 to 17:00
Tuesday -   09:00 to 17:00
Wednesday -   09:00 to 17:00
Thursday -   09:00 to 17:00
Friday -   09:00 to 17:00
Saturday -   Closed
Sunday -   Closed