If you’re in the business of manufacturing electronics, or products that contain electronics, you have probably heard the term “electromagnetic radiation.” But what does that mean for your product? Is that even something you have control over? The answer is yes, and there are many reasons to apply this to your chain of manufacturing.
Electromagnetic Compatibility Means Quality
Too much electromagnetic radiation is bad. The damage can be both operational and physical. Whether it’s coming from your own product or from outside sources, it can hinder the performance and accuracy of electronics. If your product is medical or sensory in nature this could even mean life or death. So why would you want to get in your own way? Include electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) early on in your design process in order to limit this phenomenon in your product; this will cover your bases for both the emission of electromagnetic energy and immunity from outside energy.
EMC Regulation Testing
To ensure that your product complies with EMC regulations, you’re going to need to have it tested. Even if you produce in a sector that doesn’t mandate this, it should be considered best practice, anyway. If you ever anticipate distributing internationally you want to make sure you come up to the highest standards. There is a multitude of options for getting EMC Regulation Test done, for both emission and immunity.
Avoid Legal Complications
If you aren’t convinced by anything else, complying with electromagnetic compatibility regulations will save you money. If you want to avoid fines and wasted product manufacturing due to recall, don’t cut corners on this important aspect of your product. Although not everybody gets caught, why take that risk? For some product types and geographic regions, this is even mandated, so make sure you know what is required of you.
Protect the Spectrum
The part of the electromagnetic spectrum that our electronics use is finite. We don’t want to crowd it with unnecessary radiation. Do you want your product to continue to work in the future? Participate in the minimal creation of electromagnetic output. Doing what’s best for everybody is also in your best interest. Important technologies like radio and microwaves depend on this!
Although it is a complicated concept, the occurrence of electromagnetic energy in our electronics and the world around us is not one to be taken lightly. Do your part by manufacturing electronics responsibly. There are plenty of resources out there to educate yourself. Don’t skip this step and your product will have a much better chance at success!