The expansion of its headquarters by more than half, sees the premises now occupy an area of 1,726 square meters. The building programme was necessitated by rapid organizational growth throughout 2017, particularly in areas of R&D, operations and sales. Pascal has generated annual topline growth rates increasingly in excess of 50 percent over the previous five years, and the company is on course to achieve record growth again this year.
The new Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing laboratory, enables the company to test all electrical equipment against standards for Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) on-site. The state-of-the art facility has been specifically developed with audio equipment in mind, such as self-powered speaker systems and 19″ rack amplifiers. The chamber is highly automated, being fitted with automatic turntable and antenna polarization. Measurements and control data are remotely accessible to staff in the companies engineering facilities for optimal convenience.
“EMC regulatory compliance is the primary challenge for all companies developing and implementing Class-D amplification, as this type of technology is inherently noisy above audible frequencies,” says Director of Product Development, Thomas Fahlberg. “With this investment, we are now well positioned to risk mitigate and considerable speed up our development projects, with easy access to pre-compliance testing from start to finish in the development cycle.”
Pascal’s application support department is equally enthusiastic concerning this new in-house capability. “Our new EMC facility enables us to offer enhanced implementation support to help our clients pass regulatory challenges for their end products,” adds Thomas Taul, Senior Application Engineer. “This capability is further enhanced by the recent expansion of our application support team with the appointment of Claus Momme as Application Engineer. Claus has previously worked for 11 years as EMC measurement specialist at the leading Danish accredited EMC test house.”