Product certifications and accreditation: what they are and how they apply to electrical protection system products
8 Feb , 2023
According to the reference standards, product certification is the issuing — by an independent body — of a written assurance (a certificate) that the product, service, or system meets specific requirements.
There are different product classifications depending on the specific industry and type.
For example, at Euro 2000, we have always certified our products according to industry standards. Our flexible cable conduit products are certified according to EN IEC 61386. The reference standard for the industry is EN IEC 61386, which also meets the requirements of BS EN 61386-2, BS EN 61386-3, and BS 731 Part 1, EC. Other certifications, such as UL, GOST-R, Rina (Italian Naval Registry), and, have a mutual accreditation agreement, even if they may request specific tests to issue their own certificate.
What does accreditation mean?
Accreditation means the formal recognition by an independent body, generally known as an accreditation agency that a certification agency is operating in accordance with the agreed standards.
For example, Euro2000 product accreditation by IMQ, UL, GOST-R, RINA, and CSI, RFI CE-SIFIER, and ISO 9001:2015 certification by CSQ (IMQ), a member of IQ net.
Our company is certified according to ISO 9001:2015 for designing, manufacturing and marketing electrical protection systems by CSQ (IMQ), a member of IQ net.
The certified products are interlocked flexible metal conduits , cable glands, fittings for flexible cable conduits and rigid metal pipes, quick-coupling fittings, lock nuts, and many others, including various plastic products such as flexible nylon cable conduits , cable glands with EPDM elastomer sealing ring, NBR “O” ring elastomer for quick-connect fitting components, and Santoprene gasket.
Our procedure to obtain certified products
At Euro 2000, R&D continuously focuses on improving the current technology and introducing new technologies at the company. Our R&D department reviews and analyses materials, machinery, and products daily.
Our technical department is always ready to meet our customers’ needs with innovative products to meet the various market requirements. Great importance is given to the continuous innovation of products and concept sharing and validation with the customer during the concept testing phase. Product development takes place in several stages:
- selection of concept
- design and development (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly – DFMA, Risk Analysis – FMEA, PFMEA) according to applicable standards
- internal pre-tests
- certification by an external certification or accreditation agency with related testing.
Our production system consists of various manufacturing process: roll forming machinery use to produce flexible metal conduits (materials like: galvanized steel, AISI 304 and 316 stainless steel, bronze and copper), extrusion machinery uses to recovery the plastic for flexible conduits (materials like: PVC, PU, EVA, etc.), CNC machinery uses to produce brass, AISI 304 and 316 stainless steel metal fittings and injection molding to produce plastic parts.
Our Quality Control (QC) Department monitors each stage of the production system. There are several stages where careful supervision is essential:
- incoming raw material
- supplier production products
- outsourcing products
- internal manufacturing processing, assembling, marking, and packaging inspections.
During our quality control monitoring, we carry out different types of inspections, as follows:
- compliance inspection
- visual inspection
Our primary goal is continuous improvement in manufacturing, assembling, packaging, and quality control. We do this daily through constant innovation research in cooperation with universities and accredited agencies.
Our sales philosophy is based on making our customers increasingly aware of our competitive advantages, such as:
- The ability to customize the product through our willingness to listen to their needs, finding in innovation and continuous research a daily commitment to interpreting the increasingly sudden changes in market trends and demands.
- The market recognizes the high quality of our products (with product certifications that are always valid and up-to-date
- The simple and interchangeable design
- and the excellent value for price
Our mission is to make quality ever present in our production chain as the pillar for constant customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.
To browse the list of product certifications, feel free to download this document. We are available if you have any questions or wish to know more about our certificates or product characteristics.