Sunday, January 26, 2014

Acquiring Obsolete Electronic Components From Trustworthy Suppliers

Electronic parts that are obsolete are no longer produced by the original manufacturer, which makes them difficult to acquire in most cases. Hiring a reliable supplier can help ease the process of finding the obsolete electronic components you need, purchasing them for an affordable fee and ensuring that they are authentic. Counterfeit production of obsolete parts is becoming a growing issue in the manufacturing industry – one of the several issues an experienced supplier can help you with.

Electronic components become obsolete for various reasons, the most prevalent of which is the rapid turnover of parts due to the growing demand for faster, newer technology. This is widespread across all industries, from consumer to aerospace and military. Consider the wireless products industry, including cell phones and tablets. Each month, a new device is released by a company who is in competition with the rest to create the fastest, most responsive and interactive device on the market. In order to develop this new technology, new components are needed, which typically replace the ones used in the older version.

So, why do manufacturers still want “outdated”, obsolete electronic components? Electronic parts that become obsolete are not always exclusively used for a specific device. In many cases, these components can be used by manufacturers of other products, making them necessary for select manufacturers. In this scenario, having a reliable supplier can help the manufacturer in two ways; the supplier can locate the component and acquire it at a fair market price or they can suggest a components that is not obsolete but can serve the same purpose.

Hiring a supplier is especially important for manufacturers who do not have a reliable quality assurance program in place. Due to the fact that obsolete components are difficult to find, some component manufacturers take advantage of the demand and create counterfeit components. The purchase and use of counterfeit components can be catastrophic to the functionality of the end product and the safety of the consumer. Therefore, when searching for a supplier, be sure that their quality assurance program is up to par.

If you haven’t found the right supplier for your company yet, Harry Krantz Company has over 70 years of experience in obtaining obsolete components. They comply with all government regulations and their counterfeit assurance program is strict and thorough to ensure their clients’ satisfaction.

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