What is EMC, electromagnetic compatibility in industrial environments?

 

ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) is the ability of a product to operate satisfactorily in its electromagnetic environment without introducing electromagnetic interference itself. But what does this mean concretely for the industrial sector? Here are some explanations.

 

Where do these electromagnetic waves disturbances come from?


Disruptions can have many causes:

- Natural factors, such as lightning,

- Devices designed to transmit/receive waves, such as mobile phones, radars, radio, television, etc.

- Devices that generate emissions, such as engines, digital circuits, etc.

 

What are the consequences of electro-magnetic waves?


Electromagnetic waves can disturb a signal, causing the electrical installation, a robot or machine to malfunction or transmit an incomplete or erroneous message (data, ignition order, etc.) or even completely block an industrial manufacturing process.

As a result, these disruptions can impact the proper functioning and productivity of a plant as well as the safety of the site.

 

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How to protect yourself from electro-magnetic pollution?


By ensuring the continuity of the shielded cable and thus the non-disruption of signals, using EMC products.

Our range of electrical socket outlets DECONTACTOR™ EMC (industrial socket + integrated switch), up to 400 A and 1000 V, is designed for this purpose: to avoid as much as possible accidental production shutdowns due to electromagnetic disturbances.

 

Fight electromagnetic interference with MARECHAL® solutions:


- Complete EMC protection

- Maximum security thanks to the DECONTACTOR™ system

- Automatic IP65 protection

- Optimum power transmission

- Power and control


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