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Standards & Certifications

Environmental Standard Compliance

Western Reserve Controls is committed to demonstrating the highest standards of global environmental management responsibility. We embrace this as a core value and an integral part of all operations and seek continual improvement of our environmental management system and performance. Our dedication is demonstrated by our compliance certifications as they apply to the following below standards and directives.

 

RoHS (Restrictions on Hazardous Substances) – EU Directive 2011/65/EU

Many products manufactured by WRC comply with the European RoHS standards. If a RoHS DoC for your product is not available below, contact WRC for further details.

1781 Quad Module Family – download pdf

WRC4 I/O Modules and Mounting Boards – download pdf

1781 and 1771 products – download pdf

W5-JEM1 Serial Device Gateway – download pdf

 

WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) 

WRC is fully committed to playing its part in the preservation of the environment, and embraces the WEEE Directive (Directive 2012/19/EU). Applicable products shipped by WRC are marked with the WEEE symbol (commonly known as the ‘Crossed-out Wheeled Bin’).

Current regulations do not require WRC to take back its products. However, if so desired, customers can contact WRC support to obtain an RMA number and information on how to ship products back to WRC for proper disposal. There is no charge for the disposal but the customer must pay for shipping.

WRC’s Statement with Regards to WEEE – download pdf

 

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals)

WRC hereby confirms that products produced in our Akron, Ohio manufacturing facility do not contain any Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) as listed in Article 67 of EC No 1907/2006, of the European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals (REACH). WRC’s Statement of Conformance containing the current 2020 SVHC list (209) may be downloaded by clicking the link below.

WRC REACH Statement – download pdf

Further information on REACH can be obtained at: http://echa.europa.eu/reach_en.asp

 

China RoHS –

Many products manufactured by WRC comply with the China RoHS II standards. If a China RoHS DoC for your product is not available below, contact WRC for further details.

 

California Proposition 65

WRC constantly evaluates all our products and will provided clear and reasonable warnings for products that can expose consumers to a listed chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm. California Proposition 65 warnings will appear on the product/packaging itself, within the manuals, and/or on our Website and will generally look like the example below.

 WARNING: WRC products may expose you to chemicals including lead and lead components,which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

As the California Proposition 65 list of chemicals is updated, WRC will take into account these updates and modify the status of our products accordingly to meet any new requirements of California Proposition 65.

For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

 

WRC Conflict Minerals Supply Chain Statement

Although Western Reserve Controls, Inc. (WRC) is a privately held company and therefore not required under the law to report on conflict minerals, WRC is committed to high ethical standards and social responsibility and fully supports Congress’s efforts to eliminate the financing of extreme violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Although WRC does not purchase tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold directly, they may exist in the materials and components we buy. Therefore, in support of Congress’s goal, we are also working with our suppliers to responsibly purchase the materials and components we use in our products.

We expect the same supply chain transparency and practices from our suppliers. Our suppliers are expected to investigate the source and chain of custody of conflict minerals in the products they provide to us, to disclose their information on due diligence to us on request, and to purchase minerals from responsible sources that do not contribute to human rights abuses in the DRC region. We will work with our suppliers on a case by case basis to meet these goals.

WRC Conflict Minerals Statement – download here (pdf file)

For more information, please see our Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) available for download here (Excel file)

Product End of Life (EOL) Notices

At WRC we know it’s critical for you to maximize the investments you’ve made in your automation system and we support that with a track record of long product lifecycles relative to our competition. WRC’s Evergreen™ Lifecycle Support Policy protects your automation investment by giving you advanced warning about discontinued products and other disruptions that may affect your ability to maintain your critical automation systems.

The notification letters  below plus link to WRC’s Discontinued Products List briefly describe the products soon to be (or currently) no longer available from WRC.

Lifecycle Stage Definitions

WRC’s Evergreen Lifecyle Support Policy classifies products into four possible status conditions as follows:

1: Active: Most current offering within a product category.

2:  Active Mature: Product is available, but a newer product may exist.

3: End Of Sale: Discontinued sales announced – Customers should actively execute migrations and last time buys. Product generally available until the End of Life date however final purchases will only be accepted based upon product availability.

4: End of Life/Discontinued: Product no longer available. Repair/exchange services may be available.

Timing

WRC strives to provide a minimum three-month notice between an End of Sale (EOS) notification and a product’s End of Life (EOL) notice. However, shortened semiconductor lifecycles and the rapid evolution of software technologies make it harder and harder to predict the long-term availability of Active Mature products. WRC will honor our standard five-year warranty obligation when a product is ordered and delivered within the EOS to EOL transition period.

Suggested Replacements

Suggested replacements for discontinued products, when possible, are provided on our current Discontinued Products List available for download at https://www.wrcakron.com/wrc-evergreen. However, cross references between manufacturers and their products are never an exact match. Several differences may exist that could cause damage to the product, the system or to personnel. Contact the cross-referenced product supplier to determine if the suggested replacements have the features or options you seek.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact your local sales representative or WRC Technical Support by email at [email protected].

End of Sale / End of Life Announcement Letters

WRC is an AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 with Design Certified Company

Western Reserve Control’s Quality Management System ensures the products and services we provide meet or exceed our customers’ requirements. We use our Quality Management System to monitor our suppliers and our processes to ensure our strict quality standards are met.

Our current AS9100D Certificate can be downloaded HERE

Our current ISO9001:2015 Certificate can be downloaded HERE