Eurotech is currently reworking its products in order to make them compliant with the 2002/95/EC European Directive before the July 1st 2006 deadline.
Amaro (Udine, Italy), 21.03.2006: Eurotech, as a manufacturer and distributor of electrical and electronic equipment, has started the procedure to make all of its products compliant with the European Union’s Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation. The RoHS directive is aimed at reducing the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment such as lead (Pb), mercury (Hg) hexavalent, chromium (Cr VI), cadmium (Cd) and poly brominated flame-retardants (PBB and PBDE).
From the 1st July 2006 all new electrical and electronic equipment sold within the European Union must comply with this directive.
All of Eurotech’s new products have already been designed to meet the RoHS directive. Regarding existing products present within the catalogue, they will be replaced with an equivalent model that will be compliant with the directive. The new products will have a different model number and they will be identified by a specific logo printed on the circuit board or on the label if it is a system.
The transformation will mean that many modules will be completely redesigned using a new selection of the components, new assembly procedures will be introduced – for example the soldering procedure will need to be modified to use different alloys at higher temperatures. Even with the complexity and quantity of redevelopment involved, Eurotech’s primary aim is to maintain the current level of pricing while minimising the impact on the end user. Moreover, in some cases products will be updated and equipped with improved functions.
The actual release date of the new RoHS compliant products will vary due to the varying complexity of the modifications required, Eurotech’s goal however is to have all the RoHS compliant products available for purchase well before the July 1st deadline, allowing its customers to have products available to market when the RoHS directive is enforced.