NAI Compliances

Compliance

NAI's quality systems are certified to ISO9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 standards plus Federal Aviation Regulations FAR 21 & FAR 45.15. Our in-house, certified QCI trainer ensures that all company assemblers and testers are trained and certified to IPC-A-610 standards. Automated test equipment (ATE) and in-house production and test systems reduce delivery time to the customer and ensure every product is tested to the same rigorous standards throughout the production cycle.

ISO 9001:2008 &AS9100:2009 Certificate 

  • NAI RoHs Position

  • REACH Declaration

  • Counterfeit Prevention

  • Conflict Materials
     

NAI RoHS Position

As you are aware, the global electronics industry is moving towards lead-free solder and lead-free electronics in order to meet several objectives, including an obligation to comply with the evolving environmental regulations. The scope and timing of this transition is strongly influenced by a European Union initiative directing EU Member Countries to ensure that new electrical and electronic equipment for commercial industries released after July 1, 2006 does not contain certain hazardous materials such as lead.

Currently, our products are considered Monitoring and Control Equipment. Although it is possible to use this equipment in other applications, the principle, as well as the intended, usage is for monitoring and control. This classification currently provides an exemption from the RoHs compliance deadline.

Even with the RoHs exemption, NAI endorses designs for the environment and supports the broad goal of eliminating hazards from lead in all of our product offerings. However, there is a consensus within the defense, industrial, and commercial industries that there are many unanswered questions regarding the use of lead-free solder.

At this point, based on the exemption for Measuring and Control Equipment and our commitment to quality, NAI products will contain lead (PB) components where available and NAI will utilize Lead (PB) in our soldering and re-flow processes to maintain product reliability.

NAI is absolutely committed to ensuring that its products avoid defects in performance, safety, and reliability. Therefore, NAI reminds our customers that based on these objectives we will continue to monitor and participate in the development of lead-free technology tests, validations, and standards for monitoring and control equipment for rugged defense, industrial, and commercial applications. We expect this situation to continue to evolve, and we will update our progress and our position as lead-free technology advances and matures. It is critical that we position our business to migrate away from lead- contained technology as it is validated and new technologies emerge.


Certificate of Compliance - REACH Declaration

This is to certify that articles supplied by North Atlantic Industries into the European Union are in compliance with:

Regulation (EC) NO 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

The requirements that are currently published have been reviewed. NAI has determined that our articles comply with the requirements of the regulatory body and that registration of these articles is NOT required.

In addition, NAI has determined that our products DO NOT contain substances of very high concern (SVHC), that is, concentrations above .1% by weight. This determination has been made based on the SVHC list published by REACH in December 2013.


Counterfeit Prevention

NAI ensures that counterfeit work and/or material is not delivered to NAI through supply-chain management. Counterfeit work/material is defined as a suspected work/material that is a copy or substitute without legal right or authority to do so, or one whose material, performance, or characteristics are knowingly misrepresented by a supplier in the supply chain. NAI has contacted its supply base and has informed all NAI suppliers that they shall immediately notify NAI with the pertinent facts if a supplier becomes aware of and/or suspects that it has supplied counterfeit work/material. NAI has a zero- tolerance policy for counterfeit parts and procures only through authorized channels.


Conflict Materials
 

Dodd-Frank Act (Section 1502) “Conflict Minerals from the
Democratic Republic of Congo”

NAI has ensured that all material/components delivered to NAI do not contain 3TG minerals: Tantalum (derived from Columbite-Tantalite), Tungsten (derived from Wolframite), Tin (derived from Cassiterite), Gold, and/or finished material originating or sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo or the conflict region surrounding it. NAI has commitments from its suppliers that they have policies in place to support NAI doctrine on this matter.

NAI is continually monitoring its supply chain to ensure that Counterfeit and Conflicting Material do not reach NAI or its end users. Any questions about NAI processes regarding the above subject matter can be addressed to the Quality Assurance Department at NAI.


The Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative and EICC/GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template: http://www.conflictfreesourcing.org/

The Aerospace Industries Association Conflict Minerals FAQ:
http://www.aia-aerospace.org/research_reports/aia_conflict_minerals_faq/

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (631) 567-1100 Ext. 206 or via e-mail at jsciallo@naii.com