Located in the company's technology centrer the EMKA test laboratory offers a wide range of measuring and
testing procedures – always taking into account the high-quality requirements for locks, hinges and seals. EMKA
has now been accredited by the Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH – DAkkS) (The German National
Accreditation Body) for ten selected test procedures. According to the standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, it
confirms the competence in the performance of material, life cycle and environmental simulation tests. The test
laboratory thus meets all legal and normative requirements at the highest international level.
The facility has extensive equipment: from the water jet and dust test system, a salt spray and climate chamber
on a spectral analyser to the tensile tester. The focus is on numerous processes in the field of environmental
simulation testing, technical and mechanical testing of fittings as well as material analysis and life tests. Among
other things, the DAkkS examined the quality management system of EMKA, selected measuring equipment and
the implementation of test procedures by trained personnel. In a technical audit and a system audit, DAkkS
employees assessed the conditions in the EMKA Technology Centre.
They also tested the expertise of the laboratory staff and issued the relevant notification after successful
completion of the accreditation process. Subsequently, the DAkkS confirmed that EMKA possesses technically
trained personnel as well as the technical and organizational abilities to carry out selected tests in accordance
with the relevant standards and laws. Accredited to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, the test laboratory is now an
accredited conformity assessment body.