The European Union issued Directive 2011/65/EU on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances which targets electrical and electronic equipment. The directive was issued to avoid adverse impacts from targeted substances on human health and the environment. Hazardous substances include Lead, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, Cadmium, Polybrominated Biphenyls, Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether, Pentabromodiphenyl Ether, Octabromodiphenyl ether, Decabromodiphenyl ether and Perfluorooctanesulfonics.
Laser Mechanisms has assessed its products against the requirements of the 2011/65/EU directive and have concluded that its products are predominately installed as part of large-scale, fixed installations or large-scale, stationary industrial tools. They are designed to fulfill their function only to the specific requirements of each project, and can only be replaced by the same specifically designed equipment. Additionally, its products are installed by professionals and are intended to be used permanently in a pre-defined and dedicated location.
Based on Article 2, Paragraph 4 of the RoHS directive, which stipulates that large-scale, fixed installations and large-scale industrial tools, as well as their components, are expressly excluded from the scope of the directive, we consider our products excluded from the directive. Despite these exclusions, as a responsible manufacturer, Laser Mechanisms is committed to supporting RoHS policy and ensuring that its products comply with the directive. It is our policy to seek out and use only RoHS compliant products wherever possible. As part of ongoing product development, all new Laser Mechanisms’ products are developed with RoHS in mind and where possible, non-compliant components are substituted with compliant components.
Laser Mechanisms has established a systematic testing process, which includes checking the RoHS status of component parts with vendors and testing appropriate samples of product manufactured in-house. The scope of testing includes components purchased from suppliers as well as components produced at our own manufacturing facility. When satisfactory evidence regarding RoHS compliance cannot be obtained from vendors, X-Ray Fluorescent (XRF) analysis is used to determine compliance.
If you have questions regarding a specific Laser Mechanisms’ product, please contact a sales representative or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide documentation regarding RoHS compliance status for that product.