National Wire & Cable Launches XRF Materials Quality Verification System
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — National Wire & Cable has implemented state-of-the-art X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) technology to ensure its products comply with all applicable International lead-free and Green manufacturing standards.
The company employs a Nitron XL3 XRF analyzer for systematic verification throughout its manufacturing process including receipt of material, stockroom and finished product. A streamlined record retention process supports the compliance assurance system and dramatically speeds the time to respond to compliance questions. Customers are furnished with a Certificate of Compliance for all applicable products and a detailed chemical signature analysis report is available on request.
National Wire’s XRF program can provide detailed quality and materials validation for the complex metal alloys and plastic coatings used in the manufacture of wire and cable. Coating materials in particular are often formulated to very exacting specifications. The raw materials can come from any number of foreign and domestic sources. National Wire uses XRF technology to analyze a material’s precise composition, and verify RoHS and Reach compliance as part of its extensive quality control program.
Environmental concerns are increasingly acknowledged and enforced by government regulations around the world. This is increasing demand on manufacturers to provide compliance documentation for RoHS and other Green requirements. National Wire & Cable takes its commitment to “Green” manufacturing seriously. As part of its highly sophisticated materials analysis program, the company offers independent legally admissible XRF testing services on demand.
“We are very mindful of the large footprint our products occupy throughout America and the world,” said Vic Alfonsi, National Wire Vice President of Marketing. “We are demonstrating that manufacturing in an environmentally responsible way is good business.” The 60-year-old employee-owned company is one of the largest manufacturers of wire and cable products in North America. Their wire and cable can be found on everything from the defibrillators used in hospital emergency rooms to a Disneyland theme park ride.
National Wire & Cable designs and manufactures custom electrical wire, cable and cable assemblies. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with representatives in Europe, Asia and Latin America. More information on the company and its products can be found at http://www.nationalwire.com.
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136 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90031
SOURCE National Wire & Cable