Electrical and Electronic Solutions Lab
The Electrical & Electronic Solutions (EES) Lab provides physical inspections, specification review and product evaluations, qualification of products for inventory, resolution of product problems, product samples library and wire and cable training.
What the EES Lab Can Do for You
The EES Lab helps customers in many different markets, including, power, waste and water treatment, mining, automotive and panel shops, to evaluate potential wire and cable products specific to their industry standards. Our technical experts are dedicated to helping you select the correct products and value-added services. Our EES Lab is located in Glenview, Illinois.
The EES Lab can help you with:
- Physical inspections, including measurement of cable dimensions and weighing of cable components
- Specification review and product evaluations
- Qualification of products for inventory
- Liability mitigation through product problem resolution
- Provide a library of product samples for reference
- Wire and cable training
Our application engineers provide a wide range of value-added engineering services. Leverage their expertise for:
- Oil and gas
- Wind and solar
- Cable sizing
- ETAP ampacity analysis
- Pull calculations
- Sag and tension
- Field tests
- Cable damage
- Installation failures
- Application recommendations
- Codes and standards interpretation
- Specification review
WIRE AND CABLE TRAINING
- Site visits
- Technical documents
Environmental Product Compliance
Our Environmental Product Compliance team provides product compliance information and expertise on the following directives, regulations and systems:
Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a European Union regulation that controls the manufacture and distribution of substances that may be harmful to people, also known as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs).
RoHS, the Restriction of Hazardous Substances, limits the use of certain substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) above defined thresholds. These substances include lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).
U.S. CONFLICT MINERALS
The Conflict Minerals Statutory Provision defines the term “conflict mineral” as tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold or derivatives of these minerals, being used to finance conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding countries. The Dodd-Frank Act requires U.S. publically traded companies to disclose annually any conflict minerals in products they manufacture or contract to manufacture. This disclosure requires an annual supply chain audit. Companies that are out of scope may still be required to conduct these audits to address their customers’ conflict minerals obligations.
INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL DATA SYSTEM (IMDS)
IMDS is an automotive industry tool used to communicate the substance composition of automotive parts through the supply chain and help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) comply with various international regulations.
PRODUCTION PART APPROVAL PROCESS (PPAP)
PPAP is an automotive industry mechanism for approving parts and production processes. PPAP contains 17 requirements that include control plans, process flow charts and failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA).