With over a century of experience in safety science, UL is uniquely positioned to support manufacturers of laboratory, test, and measurement and control equipment.
We offer a full suite of services aimed at helping our customers communicate compliance to the applicable standards and the suitability of their devices for security and use in electrical labs, scientific research labs and factory automation.
As the top NCB under the IECEE CB Scheme category for laboratory and test and measurement equipment, “MEAS,” customers can use the UL CB test report and certificate to receive multiple global certification marks, many of which UL can deliver directly. We can provide integrated test plans that encompass multiple national requirements, reducing rework for global requirements. Simply put, we can test your product in our laboratories to the IEC UL 61010 standard and you can receive approval to use the UL NRTL mark, receive an IECEE CB Test Certificate and even fulfill other local country requirements such as GS and D marks.
With the publication of the third edition of IEC/UL 61010, Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use, there are many new changes to the requirements and several transition dates of which manufacturers should be aware:
- June 1, 2014 : All new product submissions that are in the scope of IEC61010-2-033 must comply with this standard and the third edition of UL 61010-1.
- Aug. 1, 2014: All new product submissions that are in the scope of IEC61010-2-091 must comply with this standard and the third edition of UL 61010-1.
- Jan. 1, 2018: The second edition of UL 61010-1 will be withdrawn.
- UL provides full life cycle human factors engineering (HFE) services to meet regulatory, standards certifications and marketing requirements. HFE aims to reduce equipment use error, create more operator-friendly and intuitive devices, and reduce the training costs for both manufacturers and end users. Demonstrating safe use through HFE is one of the key components required by the major regulatory agencies.
- To further support our customers’ compliance efforts, UL offers enterprise-wide learning solutions to distribute and track learning for employees, subcontractors, supply chain partners, customers, physicians and patients.
- We have a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Through this unique partnership, UL has provided the online training, documentation tracking and 21 CFR Part 11-validated platform used to certify and train over 36,000 FDA inspectors around the globe.