Conforming to RoHS directive
The products handled by our company fall under Category 9 of Europe’s RoHS2 Directive, “Monitoring and Control Equipment”, with the exception of some applicable high-voltage equipment. Since 2005, we have been selling products that comply with the standards for products containing lead or any of the 6 substances described in tables 1 and 2*.
The Official Gazette (EU) 2015/863 published in June 2015 added 4 phthalic ester substances to the original list of regulated substances (See tables 1 and 2**).
In order to meet the requirements of customers who manufacture and export products to the EU in categories 1-7, 10, and 11, such as large household appliances, which will be subject to regulation starting on July 22, 2019, we will be manufacturing products that comply with the 4 added phthalic ester substance regulations starting on the dates provided below.
Scheduled Compliance: Products in the scope have been compliant starting from October 2018.
However, some of our proximity switches have been compliant starting from January 2019.
RoHS2 directive: Directive to restrict the use of specified toxic substances in the EU
Table 1 RoHS2 Directive: Specified Toxic Substances in the EU
|RoHS2 directive substances and criteria|
|Lead and its compounds||EU RoHS2 six original regulated substances||1,000 ppm or less|
|Mercury and its compounds||1,000 ppm or less|
|Cadmium and its compounds||100 ppm or less|
|Hexavalent chromium and its compounds||1,000 ppm or less|
|PBB (polybrominated biphenyl)||1,000 ppm or less|
|PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ether)||1,000 ppm or less|
|DEHP (bis phthalate (2-ethylhexyl)||EU RoHS2 four added regulated substances||1,000 ppm or less|
|BBP (butyl benzyl phthalate)||1,000 ppm or less|
|DBP (dibutyl phthalate)||1,000 ppm or less|
|DBP (diisobutyl phthalate)||1,000 ppm or less|
[Note] RoHS2 applies to electrical and electronic equipment used at rated voltages not exceeding 1,000 V AC or 1,500 V DC in the following 11 categories as specified in Annex IA of the WEEE Directive.
Table 2 Scheduled compliance for RoHS2 Directive categories
|No.||Category (applicable product category)||Start of compliance for the 6 original substances||Start of compliance for the 4 added phthalic ester substances|
|1||Large household appliances||July 1, 2006||July 22, 2019|
|2||Small Household appliances|
|3||IT and telecommunications equipment|
|6||Electrical and electronic tools|
|7||Toys, leisure and sports equipment|
|8||Medical devices||July 22, 2014||July 22, 2021|
|In vitro diagnostic medical devices||July 22, 2016||July 22, 2021|
|9||Monitoring and control instruments||July 22, 2014||July 22, 2021|
|Industrial monitoring and control instruments||July 22, 2017||July 22, 2021|
|10||Automatic dispensers||July 1, 2006||July 22, 2019|
|11||Other EEE not covered by any of the categories above||July 22, 2019||July 22, 2019|
Type and price of products conforming to RoHS2 directive
There is no change to the type and price of products conforming to the RoHS2 directive.
Orders for products conforming to RoHS2 directive
Please note that because of the difference in timing, there is a possibility that products that conform to the RoHS2 directive may be mixed in with products that do not conform, even with the same model, during the period when we are switching to conform to the RoHS2 directive.
Please use the following order method when specifying products manufactured after the above production dates that are compliant with the 4 phthalic ester substance regulations.
Please understand that a certain period of time until delivery may be necessary since the product will be arranged only after we receive an order.
Order method: Please add “(ROHS2)” at the end of the product model code when ordering.
We do not currently plan to change specifications of products (functions of product to comply with the RoHS2 directive. We will notify you) when there is any change of specification (function of the product).