Eland Cables, a global supplier of power, data and control cables to the world’s most demanding industries, has become the first UK cable supplier to achieve UKAS ISO 17025 accreditation for its Cable Lab – an in-house, specialist cable testing laboratory.
ISO 17025 is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world and accreditation to this international standard has demonstrated that the Cable Lab is technically competent and able to produce precise and accurate test results. Additionally, third parties can now access accredited testing services that provide independent, objective and comprehensive quality assessment of cables and the provision of a test report, including RoHS testing and the requirements for SONCAP approval.
Philip Brown, CEO of Eland Cables explained: “We have always provided unrivalled expert technical support to our customers, recognising the vital importance of cable testing to assess product integrity, and the advantages of expert advice to assure appropriate performance, safety and cost-efficiency for a multitude of applications across all industry sectors.
“Our Cable Lab employs some of the industry’s most advanced cable testing equipment and comprises a team of highly-qualified technicians, including a number who sit on European and International technical committees and provide consultancy to industry regulatory bodies. This expertise and capability have now been formally recognised by UKAS in the form of accreditation, making the Eland Cables Lab a centre of excellence and certifies the competence, impartiality and performance capability of the facility and its evaluations.”
The company is able to establish a full audit trail for the testing of cables and reporting of results and, by using Eland, customers are able to demonstrate that they have exercised due diligence in the selection and appointment of their cable supplier.