Design and development support

Streamline your product development through an understanding of requirements and standards: from drawing board to commissioning

Design and development support

Innovative solutions for innovative products

NMi uses its wealth of experience to develop test procedures which are also aimed at demonstrating the conformity of your innovative measuring instruments.

Independent view on your specifications

As an independent party, NMi can take a neutral stance when preparing specifications and evaluating your specifications.

Knowledge and experience with respect to statutory requirements and the interpretation of standards  

Based on its long experience in testing traffic measuring instruments, NMi is an authority when it comes to statutory requirements and standards.

NMi provides support in different phases of product development, helping you avoid expensive and time-consuming modifications later on.

Design and standards

You can already take into account the requirements relating to your measuring instrument during the very earliest stages of product development. This enables you to reduce development costs as well as the time between design and final product according to the requirements. The result is fewer failures and therefore less retesting during certification.

Correctly interpreting standards and legislation is a challenge in itself. However, this is routine for NMi’s specialists. NMi is represented in various national and international committees, so we know exactly what future developments can be expected. We can tell you now what changes in requirements or standards will take place during the coming year. Such knowledge and experience can then be incorporated in your design specifications. As an independent party, NMi can also perform a design review to predict whether certification will be successful.

Measurement uncertainty

The measurement uncertainty of your measuring instrument is an important specification for your customers. NMi can calculate that uncertainty for you in the design phase so that you can immediately see whether the design meets the (customer’s) specifications. This prevents you being forced to make expensive and time-consuming modifications during the certification process.

Pre-test

A pre-test can be performed during the development of a prototype. Potential obstacles or test failures in the later certification process can then be predicted at a stage when modifications are still relatively straightforward. It is then easy for our team of engineers to conduct type examination and certification. More information about testing and certification is available here.

Ron Troost

Ron Troost

Manager Verifications & Calibrations, Netherlands

15 years of experience within NMi. Knowledge of MOT equipment, police enforcement measuring instruments and weighing instruments. Responsible for verification of all measuring equipment in the Netherlands.