One Month until RoHS2 - Choose Northwire's Compliance Support Services

Northwire is your partner for testing, sourcing, documentation, and more

OSCEOLA, WI. – Only one month remains for medical equipment manufacturing and distribution companies to gain RoHS 2 compliance. On July 22nd, CE-marking medical devices in the same way will no longer be possible without adherence to the new directive. Companies that have concerns or questions, or need additional support to complete the recast RoHS certification process, can find a rapidly responding ally in Northwire, Inc., a leading cable manufacturer and contract engineering company.

To help valued customers, strategic partners and others in the life science industry acquire RoHS compliance for medical devices, Northwire's TEAM of subject matter experts and certification specialists offers a comprehensive range of services including RoHS testing, pre-validated materials sourcing, guidance through vital documentation, and more.


Northwire offers a quality testing lab for Supervised Manufacturer's Testing for Certification Program qualified by CSA Group and based on ISO 17025:2005. The contract manufacturer has also invested in an in-house, non-destructive, x-ray fluorescence material analyzer for RoHS testing. The same technology is used by regulatory agencies, and provides companies with electronic and hardcopy results instantly.


In addition to providing certified RoHS cables for medical devices, surgical equipment, and other life science applications, Northwire has assembled a supplier database with RoHS compliant validated materials. Companies in immediate need may benefit from selecting certain materials or parts from these suppliers until they are able to produce the RoHS compliant products themselves to avoid penalization or market share loss.


It is the responsibility of the manufacturer, authorized representative, importer, or distributer to provide proof of RoHS 2 validation. This is not limited to the Declaration of Conformity; there are various forms of technical documentation necessary to the RoHS certificate of compliance. Northwire's TEAM is adept at navigating these complex international guidelines to help companies understand and complete all needed documentation.

And More

An innovative wire and cable supplier, Northwire excels in custom cable creation for a wide variety of medical device designs. Sometimes, adhering to the RoHS 2 directive will require an upheaval in engineering, component choices, or production processes. Northwire's NWI-Lab360 offers the ability to create the perfect solution that is both RoHS compliant and meets the rigorous demands of medical applications.

The RoHS2 deadline is nearly here. Northwire is equipped to quickly respond to last-minute requests and complications with full-service RoHS 2 compliance capabilities. Contact the NWI TEAM today to find support and solutions at 800.468.1516, or through Live Chat.

About Northwire      

Cable manufacturer Northwire, Inc., celebrating over 42 years of innovation, is a registered woman-owned small business (WOSB) with corporate headquarters, manufacturing and engineering in Osceola, Wisconsin and wire and cable manufacturing in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

The cable engineering company is the premier partner for the design, manufacture and contract services of custom technical products including wire and cable, retractile cords, cable assemblies, connectors, harnesses, injection molding, over-molding, and contract manufacturing and is an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for diverse applications in life sciences, energy, aerospace, defense, mil spec, industrial, machine vision, architectural lighting, underwater, harsh duty cord and more.

Northwire is a member of Life Science Alley, NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association), NCMA (National Contract Management Association), RIA (Robotics Industries Association), AIA (Automated Imaging Association), Fieldbus Foundation, ODVA (Open DeviceNet Vendors Associations) and WAI (Wire Association International), among others.

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