Standards in electronics manufacturing
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Reliable parameters for the quality of the manufacturing process and product.
Uniform standards for products, their manufacture from raw materials to shipping - An overview of the most important standards and certificates in electronics production.
Certificates and standards are also reliable parameters for potential customers and business partners when it comes to finding manufacturers and suppliers with specific requirements and entering into contracts.
Raw materials and sustainability
The WEEE Directive (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment) aims to increase producer responsibility in reducing electronic waste. The aim is to minimize the amount of electrical and electronic equipment that is no longer used and pollutes the environment by disposing of it properly.
The European RoHS Directive (Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances) regulates the incorporation of toxic and/or persistent substances in equipment and components, in particular: Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB), Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE).
EU Regulation on "Conflict Minerals" Sets out obligations of EU importers to perform due diligence in the supply chain of certain minerals and metals from conflict and high risk areas. These conflict minerals are tin, tantalum, tungsten (the "3 T's") and gold, which are mined in conflict regions, such as Congo, and are found in all consumer electronics products, as well as products from the jewelry, automotive, aerospace, medical equipment and many other industries.
Reach is the European Chemicals Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. "Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals." The REACH regulation is considered one of the strictest chemical laws in the world. With the Reach Statement, Micro-Hybrid declares that less than 0.1% of the chemicals listed as high concern are contained in its products.
Quality and Processes
ISO 9001is the most widely used national and international standard that specifies basic requirements for a quality management system to which companies can be certified. It provides basic principles on how to set up a quality system and how to develop it further in the spirit of continuous improvement. In this way, the introduction of the standard can help to improve company performance at all process levels.
Micro-Hybrid is certified according to ISO 9001 as part of the group certification of the Micro-Epsilon holding.
Specific standards for electronics manufacturing
IPC guidelines include industry standards and criteria for evaluating various goods in the electrical and electronics industry, such as the requirements for printed circuit boards, chip packages and soldering in electronics. Production employees in the area of soldering and assembly are regularly trained and certified for this purpose. Our customers can therefore rely on a very high and consistently good level of quality.
ESA standards - The standards issued by the European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS) cover the topics of project management, product assurance, space technology and sustainability for space projects. Among other things, standardization is intended to ensure the European space industry's ability to cooperate and compete. The standards are used directly as a basis in contracts.
The ESD standard IEC (DIN EN) 61340-5-1 regulates the protection of electronic components against electrostatic phenomena through specifications, limit values and test methods. Requirements for the clothing of employees, equipment of the production rooms, packaging of the products are clearly specified. The implementation and compliance with ESD regulations in all production facilities is specifically implemented and monitored at Micro-Hybrid by our internal ESD coordinator.
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