Dedication to

Compliance

Through design, testing, quality systems, and representation Ektor is committed and takes compliance and reliability seriously.

Third-party testing

NATA and ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA)

Third-party testing is carried out by NATA certified test laboratories (Nation Association of Testing Australia) and other MRA certified Labs.

 

Australian testing laboratories, who have an approved scope and certification from NATA can produce test reports which have the NATA symbol. This stamp is critical to ensure the test is performed correctly and to the Australian Standard’s requirements. 

 

Oversea testing laboratories, which also have an approved scope are accepted through the ILAC mutual recognition arrangement (MRA), where laboratories and reports carry certification from the respective certification agency within that country.

 

Examples of valid certified reports are detailed below:

  • Australia – NATA
  • China – CNAS
  • Japan – JIS
  • Germany – TUV

Additionally, when testing overseas it is critical that the lab tests the Australian deviations.

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Key individuals

People 

Knowledge, qualifications, and experience are extremely important to ensure products are designed and manufactured to the correct requirements. While our companies employ a large number of competent engineers, the following people are key to the success, quality, and compliance.

Marta-Jean Faulkner
Quality and Compliance Manager
Marta-Jean has been involved with Ektor since Evolts acquisition of Atom in 2014 and is a key team member driving the companies Quality and Compliance management. Daily Marta-Jean liaises with suppliers, testing laboratories and government agencies to ensure that products are tested and comply with the latest Australia standards. Additional Marta-Jean tracks and traces issues which may affect quality and ensures Ektor products are performing within their specifications. She is also a Member of the Lighting Council Australia.
Brendon Scott
B. eng (Microelectronics) - BinfoTech (Computer systems)
Brendon manages and deals with certification of emergency, control, and lighting products. Brendon participates in multiple weekly meetings and is heavily involved in DiiA technical activities. Brendon works with the DiiA to designs and deploy standardised testing for DALI devices and to help develop new DALI standards. Brendon is a well-respected and knowledgeable participant driving this standardisation forward.
Allan Organ
B. eng Hons (Electronic and Computer Engineering)

Allan has been in the lighting industry since leaving university and has a vast knowledge of emergency lighting and control standards.

Currently, Allan is a Standards Australia committee member of LG-007 : Emergency Lighting In Buildings. Allan is also Australia’s representative to TC34-WG11 (control interface) and is the Author for IEC62386-305, IEC60386-306, and is the lead on IEC62386-201 Edition 2 (emergency lighting). Additionally, Allan participates in DiiA technical meetings and provides an expert opinion on control and emergency requirements.

Allan has vast experience in many lighting, emergency lighting, and device standards.

Daniel Vincent
B. eng (Microelectronics)
Daniel and his team deal with the design, implementation, and testing of new emergency products on a daily basis. He is deeply involved in ensuring that our products meet the safety and performance requirements of all our customers around the world. Daniel is involved in ensuring the products meet the localised requirements for each region. Daniel is fluent on many standards and their implementation
Todd Milliner
B. eng (Microelectronics)
Todd has been involved with emergency lighting since 2015 and has a lot of knowledge in AS2293/AS60598/EN61347. Todd has experience in deployment and control of various quality systems and prides himself on implementing procedures that improve factory performance and quality. Todd and his team deal with testing laboratories on a daily basis.
Joshua Newell
B. eng (Microelectronics) - BinfoTech (Computer systems)
Joshua has been involved with emergency lighting since 2015 and has a lot of knowledge in AS2293/AS60598/EN61347/IEC62386. Joshua has many years of experience in battery and charging technology.
Reliability, certification, procedure

Quality system


A product that carries safety certification is not a guarantee that the product which is sold is safe. Changes in the supply chain, the in-house and on-line testing, and other variables all need to be managed to ensure safety. One product being safe does not mean all products are safe

In our factories, our quality systems and procedures work to ensure safe, reliable, and repeatable outcomes in manufacturing.

Ektor’s emergency products are manufactured in Australian owned and operated factories which are certified and audited to ISO9001:2015. Some notable points are:

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  • Incoming goods inspections
    When receiving raw materials from suppliers, each item is checked against our documented requirements. Depending on the risk, some items can be batch tested while others may undergo a 100% inspection. Items like plastic are sent to batch testing to ensure they pass our Glow wire and flame tests, while stainless steel products would be tested for corrosion.
  • On-line safety testing
    All items undergo on-line safety testing to ensure the construction of the product is safe. A typical test like high-pot testing is applied to every manufactured product and is tested at a level higher than required.
  • Traceability and records
    Our production lines are designed to take key metrics from production to help with efficiencies and traceability. Every PCBA carries a barcode which is used for traceability, these barcodes are scanned at different positions on the production line with the metric stored for future use. This allows us to understand the constitution of batches, the take-times for different processes, and the operator involved in each step among other things.
  • The result
    Quality products
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  • Incoming goods inspections
    When receiving raw materials from suppliers, each item is checked against our documented requirements. Depending on the risk, some items can be batch tested while others may undergo a 100% inspection. Items like plastic are sent to batch testing to ensure they pass our Glow wire and flame tests, while stainless steel products would be tested for corrosion.
  • On-line safety testing
    All items undergo on-line safety testing to ensure the construction of the product is safe. A typical test like high-pot testing is applied to every manufactured product and is tested at a level higher than required.
  • Function and reliability testing
    Our emergency products are put through on-line automated functional testing and on-rack reliability testing. Our reliability testing runs our products for up to 32 hours with increased environmental temperatures and maximum loads. Failure of a product during the reliability testing results in the immediate quarantine of the entire production batch and root-cause-analysis is performed to determine the failure case. Only when the quality department is satisfied will the products be allowed to continue.
  • Batch testing and the Quality team
    Every production batch has a randomly selected number of items selected to undergo additional tests by our quality team. These tests are designed to ensure that the product performs and functions as defined.
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  • Traceability and records
    Our production lines are designed to take key metrics from production to help with efficiencies and traceability. Every PCBA carries a barcode which is used for traceability, these barcodes are scanned at different positions on the production line with the metric stored for future use. This allows us to understand the constitution of batches, the take-times for different processes, and the operator involved in each step among other things.
  • The result
    Quality products

Certification

Declaration Of Compliance per AS2293.3 Appendix B

ACMA SDOCs

Australian Communications and Media Authority Supplier’s Declaration Of Conformity

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