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RoHS conformity of Schaltbau products

Directive 2011/65/EU of 8th June 2011 for restricting the use of certain hazardous materials in electrical and electronic devices, better known as the RoHS directive, has superseded EU directive 2002/95/EC, which has been valid since July 2006. This restricts the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and flame retardants PBB (polybromided biphenyls) and PBDE (polybromided diphenyl ether) in electrical and electronic devices. Category 11 “Other electrical and electronic devices that are not assigned to any of the previously mentioned categories” was introduced in the new version. The majority of device categories are therefore now affected. Devices that are used in rail transport and the military area are explicitly excluded, among other things.

The majority of Schaltbau GmbH products are now RoHS compliant, apart from a few products for the military area with cadmium and chrome plated surfaces, and some PCBs for the railway area with solder that contains lead. RoHS conformity is shown on quotes, order confirmations, delivery notes and invoices.