Meet Our Partners
Elite has established a network of partners that provide our clients expertise which complements our core EMC and environmental test services. Through our history of successful collaborative experiences, Elite has developed confidence in their specialized knowledge and unique abilities. Elite can work directly with these partners to seamlessly integrate and manage their services with our EMC and environmental testing. Contact Elite or one of our partners directly to learn more about their specialty services.
Electrical Safety and Machine Safety Services
CE Consulting, Inc.
CE Consulting is an independent company specializing in the design, testing, and approval of manufactured products that must meet electrical safety, shock, fire hazard, and machine safety standards. The requirements include those of the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL) in the U.S. and the European Union "CE Mark" directives.
CE Consulting will examine a product's construction details, design requirements and individual components. They review instruction manuals for appropriate safety information and their engineers offer design and safety solutions. CE Consulting can provide NRTL pre-compliance review as well.
NRTL Safety Services
- Bring products into compliance before submitting to various agencies.
- Procuring NRTL quotations.
- Discuss agency interpretations of standards with the agency to ensure the manufacturer is not being held to more restrictive requirements than mandated by the standards. (Agency engineers often dictate worst case criteria that is not necessarily the best option for the manufacturer. CEC ensures all options are considered!)
- Set up witness testing, at CEC or your facility.
- Continually follow up with the agency so projects do not stagnate.
CE Consulting has years of experience assisting manufacturers achieve recognition for their products through the following testing agencies:
- Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) (ULc)
- MET Laboratories (MET)
- Intertek Testing Services (ETL)
- Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
International Regulatory Compliance Services
Compliance Specialty International Associates
503-489-8006 Contact: Greg Peschka
CSIA provides services to help manufacturers gain access into international markets by obtaining type approval (sometimes known as product approval or product homologation) for telecommunications or electronics products.
CSIA connects with local in-country labs, agencies and local agents on every continent. With these relationships CSIA is able to offer type approval and safety certifications in 100% of the countries worldwide creating a one-stop shopping solution for worldwide approvals including the following areas:
- Eastern Europe
- Western Europe
- Middle East
- Latin America
- Central America
Failure Analysis and Organic Materials Analysis Laboratory
Advanced Materials Center, Inc.
Advanced Materials Center, Inc. is an independent laboratory providing a wide range of unique services including: consulting polymer formulation & synthesis, physical & chemical testing, materials analysis, DSC Thermal Analysis, Spectrophotometry (UV, VIS, Infrared/FTIR, ATR, MIR)
Ron Walling founded the Advanced Materials Center in 1989. Previously he was the Plastics Consultant, Product Engineer, and Manager of Industrial Marketing for Sears Roebuck - Sears Laboratories. Ron holds a MS degree from Marquette University in Inorganic Chemistry and a BS degree in Chemical Engineering.
Failure Analysis and Metals Laboratory
Materials Engineering Incorporated
Materials Engineering, Inc., located in northern Illinois, is an independent materials and metallurgical engineering consulting firm and an A2LA accredited testing laboratory. With a fully equipped metallurgical laboratory, including scanning electron microscope, EDS with light element detection, metallography, microhardness, photography and video capabilities, MEI can provide failure analysis, process analysis, QC inspection, contamination identification, and many other materials-related services.
Bill Durako is the chief scientist. He holds 2 patents and is the author of 17 papers and technical presentations.
Acoustic Imaging Failure Analysis
Elk Grove Village, IL
Contact: Michelle Forbes
SonoLab, a division of Sonoscan, is the world’s largest inspection service specializing in Acoustic Micro Imaging (AMI) technology. Sonoscan's advanced AMI technology is relied upon for nondestructive inspection and analysis to and find defects in a wide range of samples—wherever the bonding between layers or the integrity of the materials themselves is of critical importance. Ultra-high frequency ultrasound detects delaminations, cracks, voids and porosity better than any other inspection method.
Third Party EMC Consulting Services
Our EMC consultant partners are the recognized experts in this field. These firms regularly provide independent training seminars at several times throughout the year.
JDM Labs, LLC
Buffalo Grove, IL
Contact: Mr. Jerry Meyerhoff
Kimmel Gerke Associates, Ltd.
Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: Scott Mee
Amherst, New Hampshire
Phone: (603) 578-1842
Contact: Lee Hill or Randall Vaughn
Accredited Calibration Services
Standards and Calibration
Des Plaines, IL
Contact: Vijay Jere
Standards and Calibrations is an A2LA accredited full-service calibration laboratory providing services on a wide range of instruments such as voltage meters, temperature measurement instruments and dimensional gauges. Their capabilities include frequency and time calibrations required for calibrating RF test equipment such as Rohde & Schwarz receivers and Agilent RF power meters, spectrum analyzers, and signal generators.
Antenna and Wireless Systems Design/Consulting Services
With Motorola alum Nick Buris at the helm, NEBENS provides Elite customers with unique insight into MIMO Antenna System Design, traditional Antenna Design, Electromagnetic Modeling & Simulation, phased arrays, RF circuits, RF Propagation, Dynamic Spectrum Access, and Interference and System Coexistence. These services go a long way toward designing for successful wireless systems from the start.
Antenna System Testing Services
Mobile Mark has years of experience designing unique antenna solutions, and is now offering its development and testing services to Elite customers. Their Engineering Technical Center in Itasca, IL, provides a wide range of testing services for Antenna Systems and Enclosures. Their fully equipped testing facility includes:
- Anechoic Chamber which accomodates systems up to 6-feet long and 250 lb.
- Impedance testing
- Radiation patterns (2D and 3D)
Rolling Meadows, IL
Contact: Steve Laya
Wistron Corporation of Rolling Meadows, Illinois provides PTCRB/GCF pre-certification testing services for cellular enabled wireless products. Manufacturers that use Elite services for FCC/CE Mark regulatory compliance can now also have their product tested for TIS and TRP to confirm performance prior to starting the formal operator compliance services with 7Layers, an accredited CTIA laboratory.
Contact: Steve Laya
As a PTCRB and GCF test and certification laboratory 7layers provides the conformity services required by mobile network operators (MNO) before a wireless cellular radio can connect to a network. These services include PTCRB interoperability and RF antenna performance (OTA) for cellular services as well as performance testing for WiFi mobile converged devices. 7layers also is a Bluetooth Qualification Test Facility (BQTF) and can provide Bluetooth SIG testing and certification services.