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Designing for Compliance

Posted on 7/20/20 1:34 PM

In the beginning stages of a new product’s design, engineers and product developers usually know how their products will be marketed. That decision determines which national or international standards need to be followed, and which safety agency they will work with in obtaining approvals for their products.

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Topics: designing for export, compliance standards, adding marketability

Accessory Power: Making Product Exporting a Cost-effective Reality

Posted on 7/6/20 4:22 PM

Accessory Power systems are literally passports to global markets offering end users the versatility to connect to country-specific power mains.

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Topics: designing for export, IEC, Accessory Power, Accessory Power System

Interpower Ultrasonic Welding: The “Sonic” That Keeps on Booming

Posted on 6/22/20 2:33 PM

In comparison to the fireworks of traditional welding’s molten metal, ultrasonic welding is more a wisp of smoke and a tip of the magician’s hat. In the mid to late 1990s, ultrasonic welding had ventured well beyond its plastics and automotive roots of the 1960s and 1980s respectively. By the dawn of the new millennium, ultrasonic welding had expanded far beyond toys and automobile subsystems—it was wired into the consumer electronics industry, including medical devices and components. Though lacking the cachet of robotics and CAD-CAM, ultrasonic welding was already well versed in the language of manufacturing. 

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Topics: product design, testing, designing for export, ultrasonic weld

Part II RoHS: Interpower's Commitment to Compliance in Europe

Posted on 5/26/20 3:44 PM

Previously we covered RoHS history and the successive directives published by the EU regarding the restrictions of the quantities of certain hazardous substances used in electrical and electronic equipment in European countries: lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), and four different phthalates: DEHP, BBP, BBP, and DIBP.

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Topics: product design, designing for export, RoHS, European Union Compliance

Torqued and Tested

Posted on 3/30/20 3:25 PM

A Brief Overview of Interpower®’s Testing Capabilities

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Topics: testing, designing for export, safety, compliance standards, USA Made Products

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