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Root Cause Analysis and CA Plus

Processes are refined, and you quality check product batches to assure every product is perfectly manufactured and functions as it should. However, sometimes defective products will slip through the cracks, and that is when you get that call from a customer complaining you need to fix the problem quickly and effectively. Replacing the product can […]

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Who needs to comply with RoHS?

RoHS came into effect in 2003, restricting the use of certain hazardous materials in electrical goods entering into landfill sites. The EU legislation applied to any products sold or used within the EU after 2006 with some exemptions. The directive was updated in 2013 to include the CE marking requirement, as well as more detailed […]

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What is CE and RoHS certification?

The CE mark found on many electrical products is a European Economic Area mandatory conformity mark. It is a mark to identify products that are being sold within the EU that have met legal directives set by the EU in regards to consumer safety, health, and environmental health. The initials CE stand for ‘Conformite Europeenne’, […]

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What Is RoHS And Why Is It Important?

RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, is an acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. Originating in the European Union, it restricts the use of the following hazardous materials found in electronics:       Lead (Pb)       Mercury (Hg)       Cadmium (Cd)       Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI)       Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB)       Polybrominated Diphenyls Ethers (PBDE)       The following will be added in July 2019: […]

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How To Effectively Identify Waste Factors

Whether your company is already engaged in lean manufacturing or wanting to reduce the onset of waste in general, managers need to be able to clearly identify the different types of waste and how to handle them. Waste is a by-product of the manufacturing process, not just in waste materials but also waste steps within […]

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