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HP Indigo receives UTL-Intertek CTL: Customer Testing Laboratory certification

Jeffery Bellson, HP Indigo management, signs the CTL contract with Micheal Dums, Intertek’s SATELLITE™ Data Acceptance Program lead auditor.By Sabine Slaughter

Indigo's safety and regulatory department received SAT level 3 certification as a UTL-Intertek CTL: Customer Testing Laboratory. The ETL-Intertek Satellite programs allows HP Indigo to qualify products for many safety regulations in-house instead of with third-party auditors. The CTL certifications covers most of the product safety testing of HP Indigo presses including dielectric safety, thermal and current input testing.

"With approval of our Indigo test lab process, CTL-Intertek granted us the CTL: Customer Testing Laboratory status which provides a good value for our Indigo customers by increasing the flexibility of certification testing and reducing the cost of third-party auditors," said Shlomo Greenwald, HP Indigo program lead. In the past we had to schedule safety audits 2 to 3 months beforehand and host the auditors for up to 3 weeks , now with most testing done by Indigo, third party auditors come for 2-3 days and we can plan this just a few weeks in advance. This improves the overall efficiency our time to market, while reducing costs."

"In order to get the CTL-Intertek SAT level 3 certification as a CTL: Customer Testing Laboratory, we had to demonstrate competence in testing methods, ownership of the proper testing equipment and have infrastructure process and procedures for the actual test and recording of results," said Greenwald. The application process was a long term goal of our Indigo team, but well worth it.

Meirav Shalit: led the project from the procurement side, including negotiation with few suppliers, ROI calculations, and definition of the final agreement .  Shlomo Greenwald: initiator of the whole process, led the project vs. Intertek and in house.   Ehav Ever: led the technical and professional activity vs. Intertek. Wrote most of the procedures and took responsibility of all the professional aspects in house. About Intertek's SATELLITE™ Data Acceptance Program

By enabling manufacturers to conduct testing in their own labs and obtain Intertek's market-leading certifications for their products, the SATELLITE™ Data Acceptance Program provides manufacturers the flexibility and control in the product certification programs.

Benefits of SATELLITE™.
• Control over service level: We can send Intertek engineers to your facility, or you can perform the testing yourself.
• Authorization to Mark (ATM): receive Authorization to Mark in as little as five days – much faster than other data acceptance programs, which can take weeks to deliver your ATM.
• Access to leading certification mark. Choose the marks and markets you need for safety, quality, and performance testing. Intertek offers more proprietary certification products than any other certifier.
• Online access to your test reports with My TestCentral™, Intertek's secure online document repository. Access, view, and manage your testing projects 24/7.
• Fixed pricing structure and efficient follow-up inspections: Enables you to quickly realize exceptional annual savings and increased revenue potential.

www.intertek.com/hvac/safety/satellite-data-acceptance/

 

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