Bluestar Product Compliance with SiliconExpert Integration
Bluestar PLM helps you ensure your products stay compliant with international substance compliance regulations based on the RoHS and REACH directives.
Being embedded in an ERP/PLM environment, Bluestar PLM allows everyone in your organization to have access to all the material information required, for your products to stay compliant. This includes substance lists, chemical specifications and material declarations.
Users are able to calculate compliance against imported and up-to-date data from SiliconExpert, while material reports can easily be shared with suppliers and stakeholders. This provides your compliance managers, with the information they need, to ensure your products consist of substances that are not hazardous and stay within compliant thresholds.
When using electronic components in your products, you need to stay in compliance with international substance regulations.
If you want your products to stay on market, you will need your product substance composures to stay within specified thresholds limits, and refrain from using hazardous materials, listed as ‘Substances of very high concern’ or ‘Restricted’.
Meanwhile, regulations require you to share your compliance data with suppliers, customers and regulatory bodies. This is challenging however, as chemical reports and specifications are traditionally scattered across multiple solutions and databases.
Without proper visibility in your compliance data, you will not be able to calculate and provide this information. Consequentially, you will face non-compliance, resulting in not only costly fines but lost market share and discreditation.
Where-used substance analysis
With a single click of a button, You will be provided with an overview, showing all products that consist of a specific substance.
Assign exemptions to product substances, that are fully traced through revisions, status and expiration date. This lets you take into account when exemptions are no longer valid for your products
Calculate substance compliance
Calculate substance compliance against threshold values defined in chemical specifications on any product, and all associated and approved manufacturers. Compliance is calculated on the level of homogenous material or on a part level.
Mapping substance files to tables
Import and map substance tables or substances related to specifications, into Bluestar PLM from XML or XLSX files.
Silicon Expert Integration*
Import chemical data from Silicon Expert based on a manufacturer name or ID.
Export Material Declarations:
Create and export either an XML or XLSX (Excel 2007+) file with the entire product structure and all substances used for the making of the product.
Phase out products – End-of-Life (EOL)
Define and manage the last stages of the electrical components life, and determine when to stop marketing, selling or rework for sustaining the product.
*Bluestar Product Compliance is integrated with SiliconExpert.