UL sponsored, presented and exhibited at ISPCE 2016

UL LLC was once again a Super Platinum Patron of the IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE) on May 16–18, 2016 in Orange County, California, USA. Over 225 product compliance engineering professionals from around the world attended.

IEC 62368-1 was a big topic this year. Tom Burke of the Consumer Technology division gave a talk: “IEC 62368-1:Update on the Hazard-based Safety Standard for AV & ICT Equipment, and its Global Adoption, Including Ongoing Work by IEC TC108”.

Immediately following the ISPCE, UL offered a 2-day IEC 62368-1 Workshop to ISPCE registrants at a discount which was very well attended.

In addition, Burke spoke on “Safety Certification of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Equipment”, discussing the challenges with safety certification facing manufacturers of 3DP/AM equipment, and how UL’s 3DP/AM Equipment Compliance Guideline provides useful information for manufacturers navigating these challenges.

Also from the Consumer Technology division, James Blaha presented on “Transmitter Certification Basics – Considerations for Wireless Global Market Access.

For the first time, UL was represented by its HazLoc group with a presentation by Paul Kelly “Comparison between IECEx and NEC / CEC Equipment Certification Systems and a talk by John Chambers on “The New ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU)”.

Within the Medical Track, James Benscoter from UL’s Life & Health Sciences group presented on “Rethinking the IEC 60601-1 Certification Process”. Linda Chatwin also contributed with a talk on “UDI Compliance for the Product Engineer”.

Next year, the 2017 ISPCE will be held May 15 - 17, 2017 in San Jose (Silicon Valley). UL looks forward to being involved again on the technical program committee, and as authors/presenters, and an exhibitor/patron.

If interested in these topics and the associated presentations, please contact either your Account Representative or ConsumerTechInfo@ul.com, and one of our account executives contact will contact you to provide the material and discuss UL services.