E mark – (e1/E1)

E mark – (e1/E1)

Phoenix Testlab is recognized by the Federal Motor Transport Authority as a technical service for testing according to Directive 2009/19/EC (component testing) and ECE Regulation No. 10, Rev. 4 (component testing).

For components that are used in a vehicle, a design approval or type approval is usually required. In addition to the ECE test mark (E1) from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, there is also the test mark for vehicles and vehicle parts according to European directives. Finally, (e1) is awarded by the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Germany.

Within the framework of e1/E1 marking, Phoenix Testlab offers the following services:

  • Support which regulations apply for your design/type approval
  • Planning and implementation of the required tests (drawing up the test plan, monitoring, implementation of tests, test report, etc.)
  • Inspection of documents
  • Communication with the relevant approval body
  • Change management
  • Conformity of Production (CoP) test
  • Training courses, seminars

Relevant standards:

Our laboratories are recognized by the Kraftfahrtbundesamt (KBA, Federal Motor Transport Authority) as a technical service within the framework of e/E marking for the following EC/ECE directives according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:

  • EC Directive 2009/19/EC, EMC of vehicle components
  • EC Directive 2006/120/EC, EMC for components of 2 and 3-wheel motor vehicles
  • EC Directive 2006/96/EC (annex V), electronic immobilizer
  • EC Directive 2009/64/EC, EMC for components of agricultural or forestry tractors
  • ECE Directive No. 10, Revision 5, EMC of vehicle components
  • ECE Directive No. 97, Revision 1 (Part III), electronic immobilizer
  • ECE Directive No. 116 (Part IV), electronic immobilizer

We support our customers during KBA approval within the framework of the type approval procedure for E/e marking.

Laboratory equipment

Electrodynamic vibration test systems from 20 kN to 300 kN, with temperature or climate overlay

  • Vibration test systems with and without slide table
  • Various clamping devices: Headexpander, cube, H-piece etc.
  • Additional storage to enlarge the clamping area for large parts
  • Max. Temperature range: - 70 ° C to + 180 ° C
  • Humidity range: between 10% and 95% rel. F.

Construction (bench design)

  • Fixture construction / fixture adjustments
  • 2D construction / 3D design
  • CAD simulation (optional)

Temperature and climatic chamber from 0.3 m³ to 25 m³

  • Max. Temperature range: - 70 ° C to + 180 ° C
  • possible rel. Humidity 20% to 98%
  • Options: Sun simulation, corrosive gas, condensation, special tests according to various manufacturer specifications (on request)

Temperature shock chambers

  • Air-air, over 120 l / 500 l to 7 m³ (air humidity on request)
  • Temperature shock with splash water (optional: with / without Arizona dust)
  • Temperature shock diving

Corrosion change chambers 0.5 m³ to 11 m³

  • Option: special tests according to various manufacturer specifications (e.g. Nissan, Ford, VW Group, VDA, etc.)

IP protection class test (ISO 20653, optionally DIN EN 60529)

  • Foreign body and contact protection: IP 1X to IP 4X (1st code number)
  • Dust test: IP 5KX to IP 6KX (1st code number)
  • Water protection: IP X1 to IP X8 and IP X4K, IPx6K and X9K (2nd code number)
  • Special tests on request


  • Sound power measurement or Squeak & Rattle in a half-space of quality class 1

Surface tests

  • Testing of decorative and functional surfaces
  • Determination of hardness, abrasion resistance, color, gloss and adhesion
  • Determination of the burning behavior of materials used in motor vehicle interiors
  • Chemical tests: resistance to reagents

Electrical tests

  • according to customer specifications and / or technical standards

Monitoring systems for test item monitoring and control

  • Measurement data acquisition and evaluation of customer-specific specifications
  • multi-channel imprint of specific current profiles
  • automat. Test stands for the actuation of mechanical components
  • and much more