The LMG Test Suite is a ZES ZIMMER developed software, used together with the LMG Power Analyzers to perform EMC compliance tests in accordance with the currently valid versions of the IEC/EN 61000-3-2/-12 standards for harmonic emissions and the IEC/EN 61000-3-3/-11 standards for flicker disturbance. The software further supports measurements of standby power according to IEC 62301:2011 & EN 50564 as well as measurements of as per ECE R-10.4 Annex 11 (electromagnetic compatibility of vehicles). The LMG600 itself performs the harmonic analysis and flicker measurement according to the IEC/EN 61000-4-7 and 61000-4-15 standards.
Compliance tests with the LMG Test Suite can be carried out either online, while directly linked with the measurement hardware, or offline, using stored data records. Each measurement data record is accompanied with the basic electrical properties of the Equipment Under Test (RMS values of voltage and current, active, reactive and apparent power, power factor, harmonic distortion, etc.) to enhance the meaningfulness of the information and to avoid incorrect allocations. The measurement results and the limit values (either fixed or product-specific) defined in the standards are also presented graphically.
Proven precision power measurement technology
The system uses the LMG’s proven precision power measurement technology. All ZES ZIMMER power analyzers measure with particularly great reliability and precision. A fast Ethernet interface (Gbit) guarantees smooth communication and data transfer with the test system.
Detailed analysis for rapid diagnostics and product improvement
The LMG Test Suite can quickly help to identify the cause of a negative compliance test result. All measurements can be displayed and evaluated in the frequency and time domain. All harmonic frequencies can be isolated and examined throughout the test to assist with localizing the problem. In addition, all data can be passed on to third-party applications for additional analysis in full resolution, using the clipboard or file export.
Flexible hardware use, independent of manufacturer
The LMG Test Suite supports all AC power sources available on the market that fulfil the requirements of the CE standards to be tested. This provides maximum flexibility to the user. In particular, the user can continue using an AC source that they may have already in possession and thus avoid additional investments. Calibration of the source specifically for CE testing is not necessary as the test system monitors the compliance to the specified source parameters. For instance, the system analyzes the source’s voltage harmonics and presents them graphically. This ensures independence from the distortion and voltage stability of the source. Any problems from this side of the test structure are thus reliably excluded.
Comprehensive, customer-specific documentation
All results are documented in clear, comprehensive PDF test reports. Alongside the appointed measurement values, all data regarding the measurement equipment, test structure and settings -such as type designations, serial numbers and information on the calibration and traceability- is also integrated into the test reports. Of course, the reports can be supplemented with additional customer-specific information and design elements, in order to avoid unnecessary post-editing outside the system.
• Operating System: Windows 7/8 (32/64 bit) (add windows 10)
• Required disk space: Software: min. 50 MB, Data ca. 20 MB per minute measurement period/phase
• Memory: min. 2 GB
• Processor: min. 2 GHz, dual-core • Supported Interfaces: Gbit-Ethernet