UK First for Fast Track Product Approval

Cranage EMC & Safety has launched a new service for UK manufacturers with an ‘urgent need’ for product approval in North America and has extended its facilities to provide a ‘fast-track’ alternative to CSA and UL approval.
In partnership with QPS Evaluation Services, Inc, a Certification Body based in Toronto, Canada, and fully accredited in both Canada and the USA, a team of around seventy engineering professionals are engaged in supporting Cranage EMC & Safety in the testing and certificationof products against American (UL standards) and Canadian (CSA) standards. Based on a formal agreement with QPS, Cranage has been authorized to carry out the following product approval activities on behalf of QPS for the North American market:

  • Test and evaluate products to North American standards either at Cranage, or on site at your premises;
  • Perform the mandatory factory inspections on certified products bearing the QPS Mark;
  • Evaluate “one-offs’ products which is handled under ISO Type 1 certification and does not require factory surveillance or inspection.

The certification mark awarded by QPS is equivalent to UL and CSA marks and recognized by the local Regulatory Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) throughout the USA and Canada. This new service offered by Cranage EMC & Safety has the following benefits:-

  • Timescales reduced from months to weeks
  • No extra charge for fast tracking
  • Unlimited access to qualified engineers

Existing product approval arrangements can be easilytransferred subject to passing a technical review. Cranage EMC & Safety is a privately owned company based in Market Drayton, Shropshire, offering accredited testing services for certification, design verification and product approval. Contact Information:- Emma Richens Cranage EMC Testing Ltd Stable Court, Oakley Market Drayton Shropshire TF9 4AG Tel: 01630 658 568

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