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EMC STATEMENT

This information is based on our interpretation of the EMC Framework introduced by the Australian Communications Authority. AUTOMATED MOTION SYSTEMS PTY. LTD. recommends its customers should seek independent advice to determine the affect of the EMC Framework on their manufactured products.

From January 1999 the EMC framework is intended to ensure that most electrical and electronic products sold on the Australian market are constructed so they do not cause excessive electromagnetic interference (EMI) and their performance is not adversely affected by electromagnetic interference.

If you are manufacturing machines for sale within Australia, the EMC Framework requires you to certify that the machine conforms to the framework. This may involve having the machine tested by an accredited organisation and labelling it with the C-tick mark. Using the suggested installation methods in this booklet should ensure that the machine will comply with EMC regulations, however, the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the EMC compliance rests with the machine manufacturer.

The RTA stepper drives and Sanyo Denki stepper motors both comply with the Australian EMC regulations when installed and operated properly. They are supplied to Australian customers with the C-tick label applied. The stepper motors and drives apply to level 2 and standard IEC 61800-3.

The EMC Framework does not apply to mechanical components that do not carry electrical currents, such as couplings, gearheads, and timing belts and pulleys.

AUTOMATED MOTION SYSTEMS cannot guarantee that your machine will comply with the EMC Framework and is not responsible if it does not comply. The EMI generated will emanate not only from our motors and drives, but also from other components in the system and installation such as cabling, power supplies, controllers, enclosures and earthing. However, with careful design and installation methods we suggest as follows, in most cases EMC compliance can be achieved. Stepper and servo motors and drives inherently produce EMI due to high frequency switching of large currents. Care must be taken with earthing and cabling methods.

These products are intended for installation by technically qualified personnel, according to the appropriate safety procedures laid down by the local supply authority regulations. It should be noted that safety must never be compromised for the purpose of achieving EMC compliance. If a conflict occurs between safety regulations and the suggestions for achieving EMC compliance we suggest below, the safety regulations always take precedence. In most cases, a solution meeting both requirements can be found.

These products are intended for installation by technically qualified personnel, according to the appropriate safety procedures laid down by the local supply authority regulations. AUTOMATED MOTION SYSTEMS can provide some suggestions on correct cabling, filtering, enclosures and earthing to achieve EMC compliance. The following EMC Wiring Guide may help.

AUTOMATED MOTION SYSTEMS PTY. LTD. - WESTERN AUSTRALIA