Nice has made significant investments to guarantee increasingly higher levels of quality that comply with directives and standards, while also obtaining continual product improvement. Safety, quality, reliability and durability are priorities for Nice. Each day at its in-house laboratory increasingly stricter tests and checks are performed to improve the reliability of existing products and to develop new generations of more effective and leading-edge products. The Nice laboratory complies with EN 17025 standards which set the general requirements for testing labs and for company ISO 9001 certification. Nice has gone even further: the laboratory is accredited by Nemko, TÜV Rheinland and Cetecom, which further demonstrates its ability to perform special testing methodologies and its technical and operating expertise.
All Nice products comply with the relevant European Directives, the most well-noted are:
Directive 2004/108/CEE (ex 89/336/CEE): Electromagnetic Compatibility
Directive 1999/5/EC Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment
Directive 2006/95/EC (ex 73/23/EEC): Low Voltage
Directive 98/37/EEC Machinery Directive
Directive 89/106/EEC Construction
Products For non-EEC markets, Nice applies international standards for its products, such as:
UL 325 Requirements for exports of “Door, Drapery, Gate, Louver and Window Operators and Systems” into the U.S.A.
FCC part 15 U.S. standards for “Radio Frequency Devices”
IEC 60950-1 International standards for the electrical safety of ITE
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 247-92 Canadian standard for “Operators and Systems of Doors, Gates, Draperies, and Louvres”.
The Nice laboratory performs additional tests that are not requested by specific standards. These tests are useful for product development, research and to guarantee ongoing benefits to customers. Here are some examples of additional tests.
Testing the noise emissions of products in an acoustic chamber in order to obtain more uniform products, reduce waste and improve quality.
Testing the safety and functions of Nice products in climatic chambers where the most rigid climates are simulated in terms of temperature and humidity. The size of the large climatic chamber allows for the testing of real automation.
Testing the lifespan of products and the durability of their stated performance features.