The EMC community bounces back at EMC and Compliance International
The UK’s leading exhibition on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), EMC & Compliance International returned to Newbury Racecourse, Newbury, on May 18 and 19, 2022, bringing the EMC community together for the first time since before the coronavirus pandemic. The free, two day exhibition gave the industry’s leading professionals and companies the chance to meet face-to-face, network and discover the latest innovations. The exhibition also featured workshops and guest talks led by experts in EMC and compliance.
EMC and Compliance International 2022 featured 30 exhibitors, made up of experts on topics such as new EMC directives, test equipment and the latest EMC modelling software. Notable exhibitors included Wurth Elektronik, HITEK, Castle Microwave, Lambda, REO UK, Kiwa Electrical Compliance, NTD and Cherry Clough Consultants. Exhibitors took the chance to showcase their latest innovative products and solutions at the show, and many of them commented on the busy atmosphere and positive feeling over the two days.
The exhibition also included a full programme of EMC technical and training workshops, featuring guest speakers such as Dai Davis, partner at Percy Crow Davis & Co, and Professor Dave Thomas from Nottingham University. Keith Armstrong, along with other associates of Cherry Clough, also provided training workshops on subjects such as suppressing electrostatic discharge (ESD) and how to calibrate and use a network analyser.
On the evening of the first day of EMC and Compliance International, the IEEE EMC Society’s UK & Northern Ireland Chapter ran a free event on ‘The nuts and bolts of UKCA and UKNI marking’, in conjunction with the EMC Test Labs Association. This was another opportunity for exhibitors and visitors to network with industry experts and share their knowledge.
This was the first live event for EMC & Compliance International in seven years after a successful virtual event in 2021. Following the success of 2022’s event, EMC and Compliance International will return to Newbury in 2023 and registration is now open for the show.
EMC and Compliance International 2021
The event for 2021 was affected by the pandemic and rather than defer the event, a decision was taken to host the content online.
The organisers were pleased to report that the event was a great success, with 17 speakers, providing over 1000 minutes of unique content on important EMC Issues such as:-
Developments in Antennas for Mobile Radio Communications
EMC Simulation of Automotive Ethernet
Brexit, CE and UKCA Marking
Extreme Electromagnetics: Lightning – Its Many Facets