The EU Directive 2011/65 / EU is intended to limit the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Since 22 July 2017 the RoHS regulation is applicable to monitoring and control instruments, including OTT devices and sensors. From this point onwards, we must have a RoHS certification for all devices and sensors. As of 22 July, RoHS is also a compulsory part of the CE declaration.
Without CE and RoHS, corresponding products may no longer be sold in the EU (and countries that are adapting to the EU-Directive). An exception is spare parts and parts, which are used for repair.
As a manufacturer of environmental measurement technology, we have always been committed to producing and marketing environmentally friendly products.
In order to implement the RoHS measures in our company, we have created a coordination center that has examined and, if necessary, changed all of the 30,000 articles and products.
What is RoHS?
RoHS means “Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances” in the “Hazardous Substances Directive” in electrical and electronic equipment. This restriction is anchored in EU Directive 2011/65 / EU. If a product is RoHS-certified, this confirms that the proportion of hazardous, or difficult to dispose substances is limited to the maximum allowed. Examples of such substances are lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium and cadmium. Manufacturers of electronic devices are required to use more environmentally-friendly alternatives, e.g. unleaded soldering.
Compliance with the RoHS Directive must be confirmed in the EU Declaration of Conformity. This is done by means of a technical documentation according to DIN EN 50581 directive.
Since 2011, manufacturers have been allowed to use only CE-certified products. CE see also above. It stands for compliance with EU Regulation 765/2008 and confirms that the product meets the applicable requirements laid down in the Community harmonization legislation on its installation.
EU Declaration of Conformity
With the EU Declaration of Conformity, the manufacturer in the EU or an authorized representative established in the EU confirms that a product he has placed on the market complies with the essential health and safety requirements of all relevant European directives.
The RoHS directive is therefore an important part of the EU declaration of conformity.
Where to find the Declaration of Conformity for OTT Products
The EU DOC for all compliant OTT products can be found under http://www.ott.com/resources/ -> filter for “Products” and “Resource types” – “Instruction Manual”.