Facility Features Multiple Ten Meter EMC Test Chambers from ETS-Lindgren
CEDAR PARK, Texas, April 20, 2009 – To continue its leadership in the consumer electronics product market, Canon Inc. announced the grand opening of its new Quality Management Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan to service Canon worldwide. The impressive Quality Management Headquarters enhances Canon's R&D efforts to design groundbreaking products that comply with worldwide regulatory standards.
ETS-Lindgren Japan played a key role in the development of the Quality Management Headquarters as part of a multi-million dollar contract with Canon. The contract included the design, manufacture and installation of three complete 10 meter, high-performance RF shielded FACT™ 10 anechoic chambers, each with nominal dimensions of 22 m long x 16 m wide x 9.2 m high. A shielded measurement room and turntable pit is provided with each 10 meter chamber. All chambers were provided as a complete, turnkey system designed for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing of Canon's electronic products.
“We were very excited to work with Canon on this contract for several 10 meter chambers and support rooms at its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan,” commented Mark Mawdsley, Managing Director for ETS-Lindgren Asia Pacific Operations. “Canon has proven itself to be a world leader in the consumer electronics market. The company is well-known for its high quality products and progressive designs. We appreciate the opportunity to provide a state-of-the-art EMC test facility to a company that shares our commitment to quality and leadership within its industry.”
Unique technical features of the project include a new, customized ETS-Lindgren boresight antenna mast, Model 2171, to reduce measurement uncertainty during emission testing. The mast features an antenna elevation range from 1 to 4 meters with a variable antenna elevation speed. The antenna load is 15 kg; the stopping accuracy is +/- 1 cm. Operation is extremely easy and efficient. In addition, a novel vibration absorbing system is installed below the turntable of each 10 meter chamber. This enabled the installation of a high performance acoustic chamber directly below the chamber.
The RF shielded FACT 10 anechoic chambers achieved NSA performance of +/- 2 dB and comply with many global EMC regulatory standards at 3 meter and 10 meter distances, including FCC Part 15, IEC 61000-4-22 (draft), VCCI, CISPR 13 and CISPR 16-1-4, among others.
To learn more about the specific test chambers provided by ETS-Lindgren at Canon's new Quality Management Headquarters, click here for an overview of ETS-Lindgren test chambers, visit www.ets-lindgren.com/chambers.
ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company’s products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave, wireless and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, and control of acoustic environments.
Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at www.ets-lindgren.com. Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at www.escotechnologies.com.
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