A Testing Regimen Developed for Customer Satisfaction
Our products undergo a testing regimen that exceeds the industry’s most rigid quality expectations. Ergotron strives to provide the highest levels of trouble-free performance and unsurpassed product longevity, delivering peace of mind to resellers and customers.
Testing Strategy for Ergotron Products
|Research & Development
New Lift Technology
New Product Concepts
Verification of Performance
Reliability and Cycle Counts
Robustness and Safety
Stability Tip Tests
In-Process Quality Control
Finished Good Quality Control
Outgoing Quality Control Audits
Reliability and Safety Tests
What is Unique About Ergotron Products?
- 100% functional test for every product
- Cycle testing performed on sample basis per product reliability criteria
- Common laboratory capabilities in USA and China
- Factory OHSAS 18001:1999 certification
- Company-wide ISO 9001:2008 certification
- Quality control requirements are fully documented and controlled...
This ensures a comprehensive assessment of production from beginning to end
- Load Testing...
4x load test (beyond requirements of UL) ensures product safety for the rigors of public use
- Medical Electrical Testing to UL/EN/IEC 60601-1 and other int’l standards...
The only open-architecture carts in the industry certified at both the power and cart level
- Environmental Certifications...
ISO:14001 all facilities; RoHS compliance for all products since 2006, which includes a detailed compliance system of routine product testing—(RoHS tester at China manufacturing facility adds extra assurance that products are free of harmful substances like lead and mercury); WEEE compliance for powered products; Reach compliant
- Up to 10,000-cycle test applied to lift mechanisms, ensuring years of trouble-free height adjustment; all product functions are endurance tested to expected life of the product
Cycle Motion Tests
Ergotron knows you expect a product to work trouble free for a long time. To ensure the utmost confidence in our designs, Ergotron performs a rigorous test where height-adjustable products are subjected to continued lift/lower motion over thousands of cycles.
Each cycle equates to moving a lift-engine from its lowest position to its highest position and then back again. So when a product passes a 10,000-cycle test, it has been physically moved up and down 10,000 times!
What does this mean? You have a quality product that has been thoroughly tested thru all aspects of its function. In the case of the LX Arm, for example, to reach 10,000 cycles a user would need to move their display through the arm’s full 13" (33 cm) height range about three times a day over a ten-year period. That is unlikely to happen, but Ergotron always errs on the side of safety.
|Certification Example: StyleView®
StyleView is completely certified—at both the power and cart levels.
Certification Is a Priority
Ergotron is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008. This certification demonstrates Ergotron’s commitment to employing best-practice procedures in its facilities.
One reason for attaining this ISO certification is because Ergotron takes safety very seriously. And that is why we go a step further and emphasize complete certification of many of our products. For example, StyleView Carts are fully certified to UL/EN/IEC 60601-1 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No.601.1 M90 standards that regulate Electrical Medical Devices. This means the entire power system AND the cart itself are certified by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Full cart certification eliminates any fear of EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) and controls leakage to NFPA levels.
Look for the sticker: Certified carts display a label on their outside as proof of certification. Ergotron’s StyleView has it—for the entire cart!