by Kendall Howard
on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 11:10:00 AM
Kendall Howard prides itself on producing top quality
products that are safe, suitable, and reliable for all network infrastructures.
It’s not just in the design and manufacturing of each product, but in the
actual material of each product we run in our warehouse. To ensure our products
are made of materials that are safe for use and installation, Kendall Howard is
fully compliant with RoHS.
RoHS stands for the Restriction of Use of Hazardous
Substances. It restricts the use of specific hazardous materials in electronic
and electric equipment. The banned substances include lead, cadmium, mercury,
hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl, and polybrominated diphenyl
ether. (We can’t even properly pronounce some of those so it’s a good thing
they’re not in our products!) To continually comply with RoHS, you must be in
full accordance of its specific regulations and maintain the proper
documentation. Documentation is necessary to show that the required tests have
been completed and to show any detection of the banned substances.
How do you know if your products are RoHS compliant?
Ask the experts! RoHS consultants are available to help oversee
your testing and ensure your parts adhere to the specific guidelines. The
experts will also help make sure the information is properly documented so your
records properly reflect the data. If you’re not able to have a consultant
visit your location, you can still have their assistance! Simply send your
products to any laboratory that conducts RoHS testing and they will complete
the necessary tasks at their location. When the testing is completed, your
results and the required documentation will be sent back to you informing you
whether or not your products comply with the standards set forth by RoHS. But if
you’re someone who likes to do the testing yourself, there’s an answer for that
too! You can use a device called an XRF analyzer to conduct your RoHS testing.
This handy gadget, which looks like a scanner from the grocery store checkout,
is capable of detecting the presence of any of the banned chemicals within your
materials. It will also provide you with instant results for you to save and
Why is complying with the RoHS standard so important?
It’s simple. Failing to do so can result in serious offenses
to your company and its future. If the tests are not completed or records are
not up to date, penalties can range from paying fines to denying the export of
your products. Penalties do vary from state to state, but we wouldn’t suggest
testing those limits! Instead comply with RoHS and be confident in the safety
of what you’re producing!
And that’s not the only reason to comply with RoHS! The
harmful effects chemicals like lead and mercury can have reach beyond the walls
of your production or manufacturing facility. They can reach landfills and
pollute the environment…and potentially reach our own backyards. That means
these harmful chemicals could impact the well-being of our lives and our
future. To avoid that from happening, Kendall Howard continues to comply with
RoHS to help keep you and our products safe! If you’d like more information on
the safety and proficiency of our products, please contact our customer service
team at firstname.lastname@example.org.