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test laboratory

EKL is a recognised development and testing centre for electrical power engineering components. As well as concentrating on electromechanics in general, we also specialise in industrial low-voltage devices and systems, and have built up decades of experience in both these areas. In addition to the lab-based work that undergirds our development projects, we offer a wide range of testing services.

Tests are carried out and documented in conformity with national and international standards (DIN, VDE, EN, IEC, UL, CSA), the manufacturers own in-house standards and the testing principles of the relevant German Social Accident Insurance Institutions.

The EKL test lab is independent of any manufacturer and offers a fast, reliable and cost-effective service. We guarantee absolute privacy and confidentiality in the conduct of all tests.

Fields of activity:

  • Engineering advice concerning tests and test results, plus conception and organisation of testing programmes
  • Execution of development/ information/ type approval tests, as well as preliminary tests for approvals
  • Experiments, weak point tests and reliability tests
  • Competitive comparison tests / Benchmark
  • Customised special tests

On request, we can carry out tests in front of the client or a representative from a certification body (German Social Accident Insurance Institutions, UL, etc.).

Our engineers also oversee tests at external testing laboratories, e.g. for the purpose of verifying short circuit ratings. If necessary, any tests we carry out in cooperation with others can be conducted with the aid of our specialist equipment.

During the preliminary development stage, EKLs in-house prototyping department will quickly design and build a theoretical prototype without any unnecessary complications and will help our customers to try out your ideas. If necessary, the prototyping department can, of course, also provide support during the actual testing process.

Laboratory areas:

  • Electrical Lab
    • Switching capacity system
    • Systems for testing electrical endurance
    • High-current testing system
    • Facilities for testing continuous current, tripping behaviour, insulation, temperature rise, contact safety
    • Facilities for testing terminals and connections
  • Climate Lab / Environmental Simulation
    • Temperature-stabilised testing room
    • Walk-in temperature test chamber
    • Climatic and heating cabinet
    • Systems for vibration and shock test
  • Mechanics Lab / Special Tests
    • Extensive sensor technology for measuring distances, angles, forces and torques
    • Bespoke superstructural parts for testing of mechanisms, switchgear and locks
    • Facilities for testing mechanical endurance
    • High-speed camera

Execution of tests with constant function monitoring of specimens and, if necessary, with video monitoring as well.
Data loggers for continuous recording of the measured values.
Modular structured testing facilities allow for a high degree of flexibility
All testing and measuring equipment undergoes calibration at regular intervals.

Put us to the test

Even if you think your requirements exceed the parameters outlined here, please feel free to contact us anyway. Thanks to the modular structure of our equipment, we can often find a solution to accommodate your parameters.
Some tests (e.g. those involving certain forms of environmental stress) are carried out in cooperation with tried and tested partners. However, you still receive all the results directly from us.