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UL Leverages Power of Technical Data with Motor DNA

February 28, 2013


NORTHBROOK, Ill. January 27, 2013 - UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, leverages technical data for global electronic motor manufacturer customers in its new state-of-the-art process called Motor DNA (Data Native Architecture).


Motor DNA is a data-centric certification and reporting process for motor product safety evaluations. Historically, UL motor certifications and evaluations were reported as a text- based essay on the safety critical attributes of the product. Today, Motor DNA eliminates the traditional text-based report and the critical data is instead stored and catalogued in an electronic database.



"UL has been evaluating products and writing safety certification reports for over 118 years.  Consequently, we own one of the largest repositories of product safety certification data in the world," said Frank Ladonne, Principal Engineer for UL Motor Categories. "Motor DNA unlocks the power of technical data and knowledge acquired from the manufacturer's previously evaluated products, streamlining the current process to a more collaborative and satisfying certification experience," added Ladonne.



Motor DNA more readily lends itself to linking, sorting, searching and retrieving, which enables referencing previous construction and testing. This reduces effort, turnaround time - in some cases from months to days- and cost of future submittals. Motor DNA also identifies key differences between motors to quickly determine what testing is necessary, adding to improved speed to market.



UL is proactively reaching out to its motor clients to discuss how Motor DNA can enhance and fast track safety evaluation and certification. For more information visit or contact



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UL is a premier global independent safety science company with more than 118 years of history. Employing more than 10,000 professionals with customers in over 100 countries, UL has five distinct business units - Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Knowledge Services, and Verification Services - to meet the expanding needs of our customers and to deliver on our public safety mission. For more information on UL's family of companies and network of 95 laboratory, testing, and certification facilities, go to