EFE holds enterprise-wide certifications of compliance with ISO, UL, and J-STD. Our IPC, ETL, and CSA compliance, meanwhile, is a clear indication of our commitment to superior product quality and process-oriented excellence. It’s all part of the foundation of quality on which we build our business relationships.
IPC provides a standard work-content definition to ensure the highest end-product quality and reliability. This quality foundation allows customers to be confident in their decision to choose EFE. Our IPC and similar compliance certifications are verifiable proof that we meet an entire spectrum of required specifications, from common industry applications to the most complicated military products.
Our quality management system (QMS) enables communication, coordination, and organizational structure. ISO compliance is a matter of efficiency and consistency—a means to enhance customer satisfaction, build ground-up employee motivation, and increase our value to customers through effective processes and procedures. ISO speaks to the fundamental EFE service model. It is a conduit that facilitates competitive advantages, and that makes it an appropriate cornerstone for our operations methodology
EFE Laboratories is proud to be a registered manufacturer by the Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR Part 122.5) registrant code of ME35003.
EFE has received an AS9100D certification, effective as of October 30, 2019. Certification Registration No: 951 13 6410 for AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 As the quality management standard specifically written for the aerospace industry, the current version of AS9100 aligns with ISO 9001:2015 and includes robust regulatory compliance and other aerospace-specific requirements to ensure a level of quality and safety appropriate for this high-risk industry.
As the UL standard for the construction of industrial control panels, 508A guides panel builders on proper component selection, wiring methods, the calculation of short circuit current ratings, and more. Our compliance with UL 508A gives our customers the assurance of a broadly accepted panel standard. Along with EFE’s quality reputation, proper form and function are embedded in the build quality of their product.
The IPC-A-610 standard relates to printed circuit manufacturing and process control, including standardization for major attributes such as solder integrity, electrostatic discharge (ESD) management, etc. As the industry standard for the visual acceptance of mechanical and other requirements associated with completed electronic assemblies, IPC-A-610 establishes a foundation for common performance expectations.
IPC/WHMA-A-620A is the certification for cable and wire harness assemblies; it pertains to wiring, wiring harnesses, and control panels, creating a common level of expectation for the functional assembly of electrical equipment. This standard addresses wire runs, crimping, and other attributes of the assembly process.
For added assurance, rely on fact that EFE uses J-standard soldering (i.e. IPC J-STD-001C, the only remaining industry standard for soldering) as part of all electrical engineering assemblies. J-STD-001 replaces MIL-STD-2000 and is parallel to, but more recent than, IPC-A-610. These standards outline and emphasize similar production methodologies, and in complying with each, EFE underscores its in-depth approach to conformity and the importance of standards-based quality.