Since our quality department pays particular attention to global quality standards, we started the certification process to obtain the UL certificate for our products at the request of our customers. This is our way of confirming the company’s technological expertise and commitment to customers while ensuring the highest level of safety for our equipment. The standards for the North American market are defined by the UL group. In brief, UL is a safety organization that defines industry standards for new products. These products undergo ongoing checks to ensure that they meet the prescribed standards. In addition, the products are inspected by UL employees as part of audits, so the manufacturing of UL products is audited several times a year. This ensures compliance, traceability and safety of the equipment at the highest level.
The technical and design documentation also had to meet the criteria subject to UL requirements (static calculations, torque calculations, creation of testing protocols, strength calculations, quality control protocols). The next step required obtaining a preliminary technical opinion from UL experts. They provided an analysis into whether the product is designed to meet all safety, functional, technical and regulatory requirements. This involved the participation of various groups of engineers both from FerroČrtalič and the UL group (electrical division, safety division, quality division…). The process required quite a few coordinations and revisions, and meetings were held on a weekly basis. It was not until the UL team carefully reviewed and later confirmed our technical documentation that the UL procedure was initiated for the equipment for which the UL certification application was submitted. After assembling the machine, we performed various tests (electrical measurements, safety measurements, functional tests) that were consistent and recorded with the UL procedure. Also carried out was electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, which measures the ability of an electrical product to operate properly in its intended electromagnetic environment without causing unacceptable electromagnetic interference. Finally, there came the last step, the actual certification, during which an auditor inspected all components on site and confirmed that the equipment was manufactured in accordance with the UL procedure, thereby ensuring compliance and safety of the equipment at the highest level.
Our high-tech surface treatment equipment bears the “Listed” UL mark, which means that the equipment has been tested by UL and meets nationally recognized safety and sustainability standards, and at the same time our certified surface treatment equipment meets the relevant standards specific to potential fire hazards, mechanical hazards and electric shock.
You can also find us among the UL-certified machine manufacturers on the official website of the UL group, under the classification header GPNY – Factory Automation Equipment.