WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Automotive Manufacturer Equipment Compliance Agency (AMECA) has approved the accreditation of Ancra International to test synthetic webbing cargo securement devices (tiedowns) 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, according to a statement from Ancra.
The designer and manufacturer of restraint-related components and assemblies further states that 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, says Ancra.
Ancra officials say the 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.
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