Inspection & Workmanship Standards
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.
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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.
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.
J-STD-001, and more
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.