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ANCRA fit to test tie-downs: AMECA

WOODSTOCK, Ont. -- The Automotive Manufacturer Equipment Compliance Agency (AMECA) has announced the accreditation ...


WOODSTOCK, Ont. — The Automotive Manufacturer Equipment Compliance Agency (AMECA) has announced the accreditation of ANCRA to test synthetic webbing cargo securement devices (tie-downs) to USDOT FMCSA 49CFR393.104(e)(3) test requirements.

Only technically proficient, professional laboratories which maintain an auditable record keeping system with a test equipment calibration program and have demonstrated the ability test to every aspect to the relevant safety standard are granted AMECA accreditation, officials said in a release.

AMECA requires every laboratory to establish and utilize a documented calibration program to assure the required degree of accuracy in measurements. The documented accuracy of all measurement instrument standards remain traceable to primary standards maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the United States of America or the national laboratory maintaining such standards in the country in which the laboratory is physically located.

“ANCRA has clearly demonstrated that it has the equipment, personnel and appropriate qualifications to produce accurate, repeatable and technically valid test data to meet the rigorous requirements of the AMECA accreditation process,” AMECA officials said in a release.


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