RoHS and Payne Controls Co.        

What is RoHS?

RoHS stands for Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment. It is a European Union Directive for specified products placed on the internal market of the European Union.

The Directive restricts the use of the following materials:

-----  Lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs).

However, there are thirty nine allowed exemptions. Exemptions that pertain to Payne Controls product include lead in high temperature solders.

To obtain the full RoHS Directive, (No. 2011/65/EU), along with the exemptions, go to:

 http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/european-standards/harmonised-standards/restriction-of-hazardous-substances/index_en.htm

The implementation date is January 3, 2013.

 

What products are and are not covered?

Categories of Electrical and Electronic Equipment covered by the RoHS Directive are based on ANNEX  I of the Directive, (No. 2011/65/EU).  The categories are as follows:

Large household appliance, Small household appliances, IT and telecommunications equipment, Consumer equipment, Lighting equipment, Electrical and Electronic tools, Toys, Leisure and Sports equipment, Medical devices, Monitoring and control instruments including monitoring and control instruments, and Automatic dispensers.

Payne Controls products are not directly affected by either the RoHS or the WEEE Directives. Payne Controls products are typically for industrial or commercial use, whereas the RoHS Directive is directed to consumer goods. Payne Controls products fall under  “Applications exempt from restrictions – ANNEX III”, Categories 7(a) and 7(b).
NOTE:  This exemption will be discontinued on July 23, 2019.

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