Ageus Solutions of Kanata, Ontario has launched a spectrum of services designed to help manufacturers and component suppliers comply with environmental regulations, from the European Union’s (EU) RoHS and WEEE to China’s RoHS.
Services include the following:
Completion of missing substance part-per-million (ppm) content data
Completion of product RoHS conversion
Completion of process and interconnect information
Due diligence declaration for EU RoHS
Materials declaration and EFUP (Environmentally Friendly Use Period) for China RoHS
Provision of supporting expertise to help clients understand and fully comply with complicated and unique standards, including RoHS, China RoHS, Japan Green, Centor, Motorola W8, IPC 1752, WEEE, EPEAT and Intel’s SDoCs, among others.
“Our focus at Ageus Solutions is compliance,” says Bruce Calder, president of Ageus Solutions. “Partial or incomplete information is as often as useless as no information at all. We collect and summarize the information required for proper material declaration and due diligence for diverse regulatory requirements.”
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.