Federal Electronics introduces RoHS conversion services
Dec 06, 2005
Federal Electronics has introduced a portfolio of services designed to help original equipment manufacturers (OEM) convert and, where necessary, reengineer their products to comply with the European Union's RoHS directive.
These regulations prohibit the sale of new electronic and electrical equipment in Europe after July 1, 2006 if it contains more than trace levels of lead and five other elements.
"The European Union's RoHS directive is rapidly becoming a de facto global requirement, as non-European countries and several states within the U.S. are introducing similar legislation," said Ed Evangelista, vice president, Federal Electronics.
Federal's comprehensive solution is designed for companies in the high-mix, high-complexity and low-to-medium volume electronics market niche that are at risk of not complying with the directive's deadline. It is focused on helping companies that have limited internal resources to manage the conversion of their products.
"In addition to printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA), the banned substances can be found in wire, cable, connector systems, and even zinc plated sheet metal," said Evangelista. "As a vertically integrated EMS provider, we recognize that the directive covers more than just PCBA's and a lead-free manufacturing process. Our services include analysis on interconnect and higher level assemblies as well," he said.