Drones Product Safety Plan

Integral Product Conformity Assessment

Drones Product Safety Plan starting with the commercialization of different type of drones products. For this reason, in the European Union has been a priority for regulators from the beginning.

Several Directives and Recommendations were developed to ensure an appropriate circulation of products inside the market.

As drones are also considered a European market product, several regulatory proposals are being developed by different Entities and Organizations.

For example, EASA’s NPA-(A), released in July 2017, proposes the mandatory declaration of conformity and CE Marking for RPAS under the “open” category. drones product safety

Alter Technology as a quality driven provider of engineering and test services within the drones market, has created comprehensive services. Guaranteeing your drones system and equipment reliability according to this new regulatory framework for Drone Systems.

An integral Product Conformity Assessment is the main concept considered for the achievement of our system reliability.

In this concern, Alter Technology develops and implements a customized test plan for your Drone System, where our RPAS and laboratory experts will help you to select and carry out the necessary tests for your System.

The final goal for this process is the achievement of the respective Declaration of Conformity and the CE Marking. The process allow a free-safe circulation of your Drone product inside the European market. This is the best way to ensure the concept of Product Safety.

According to the last normative modifications in the E.U, product conformity turns into an essential concept for the Drone market.

EASA’s regulatory proposal for the open category (low risk – small UAS) provides some specific rules for placing these vehicles in the market through a Product Conformity process which will include the CE Marking, starting later this year.

In this concern Alter Technology, as a quality driven provider of engineering and test services within the RPAS market, has created comprehensive services to guarantee your Drone system and equipment reliability.

Product Conformity Assessment

Our first scope is to identify the applicable directives, Alter Technology is a Notified Body for RED and EMC Directives.

Establish a regulatory framework for placing radio equipment on the free market.

Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU.

Guarantees that electrical and electronic equipment does not generate, or is not affected by, electromagnetic disturbance.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) 2014/30/EU

. Assurances a high level of protection for EU workers and citizens. As it is a ‘New Approach’ Directive, it promotes harmonization through a combination of mandatory health and safety requirements, and voluntary harmonized standards.

Machinery Directive (MD) 2006/42/EC

. Ensures that electrical equipment within certain voltage limits provides a high level of protection.

Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU

Product Testing

  • Safety testing
  • Cybersecurity testing
  • EMC testing
  • RED testing
  • Environment testing:
    • Vibration & shock
    • Climatic testing (low temperature, dry heat, damp heat, shock)
    • Salt mist test
    • Water and dust tightness test

Alter Technology is ISO 17025 accredited laboratory for EMC, electrical, climatic and vibration testing (scopes ENAC 345/LE808, 345/LE810, 345/LE1595).

Declaration of Conformity & CE Marking

We provide support in the process to achieve a Declaration of Conformity (DoC). This include all the relevant information to:

  1. Identify the product
  2. Legislation according which it is issued
  3. Manufacturer (or authorised representative)
  4. Notified body and a reference to harmonised standards
  5. Other normative documents where appropriate.

The affixed of the CE Marking represents this conformity.

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