Services Determine RoHS Compliance
Adding to its arsenal of offerings, the company's recently added Restricted Substance Services include consultation, screening, and chemical testing to determine compliance with WEEE and RoHS requirements plus other governmental and independent restricted-substance lists. Services include consultation and product reviews for WEEE and RoHS directives, chemical analysis of hazardous substances, consultation for companies wishing to implement a restrictivesubstance list, and safety testing and certification of products in accordance with other applicable standards. For further information and pricing, call TUV AMERICA INC., Danvers, MA. (800) 888-0123.
WEEE Labels Are Also RoHS Compliant
For marking amenable waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), the Wheeled Bin Labels are RoHS compliant and engineered to meet the graphical and endurance requirements of the WEEE directive. They are available in two standard colors and sizes with custom labels offered upon request. Made from polyester with a permanent adhesive and a UV over laminate, the labels are said to last through the life of the products they are affixed to. Labels are supplied in rolls of 500 and can be ordered in quantities of 500 or 5000. LGINTERNATIONAL, Portland, OR. (800) 345-0534.
Power Distribution Units Are RoHS Compliant
Committing to compliance with the RoHS directive, the company's efforts over the past two years include implementation of lead-free solder processes and conversion of all of its catalog products designed for use in European markets. A key to its success in this area is a RoHS compliance program consisting of a multi-step process that exceeds industry standards. All materials have supplier declarations of compliance on file. When materials are received, they are initially required to have a RoHS marking on the package. Materials are then inspected and randomly tested via x-ray scanning to find any potential mix-ups and allow for some secondary verification of manufacturer certifications. This step also prevents lead components from entering and contaminating the leadfree manufacturing processes. Material is marked as RoHS and is kept separate until pulled for assembly. The assembled product goes through a final RoHS compliance check before being marked as RoHS and shipped. PULIZZI ENGINEERING INC., Santa Ana, CA. (800) 870-2248.
PCB Terminal Blocks Get RoHS Ready
Suitable for international distribution, the company's RoHS-compliant printed-circuit board terminal blocks are available in fixed and pluggable wiring, single and double level, screw and spring clamp, and industry-compatible pluggable versions. Described as low-cost components, the blocks are made with UL 94V0 housings, nickel-plated metal bodies, captive metal parts, and are available in sizes ranging from 2 to 24 positions. Pin spacings range from 3.5 mm to 10.16 mm with all standard sizes in between. For more information, call AUTOMATION SYSTEMS INTERCONNECT INC., Carlisle, PA. (877) 650-5160.
Hand Held Computers Join RoHS Choir
The PSMT, PDS, and Jett family of hand-held computers and the ProMotion, ProTerm, SMT, TechTerm, HV Series, and 80 Series terminals are now RoHS compliant while maintaining their standard configurations. Cables and accessories that accompany these products have also been converted to meet the directive. In May of 2005, the company dedicated a cross-functional team to achieve RoHS compliance by working with external suppliers and internal personnel to implement, control, document, and ensure conformance. Over the past year, the program progressed to the point where all RoHS substances have been virtually eliminated or reduced to levels below legal limits. This compliance will extend to all new product introductions beyond July 2006. TWO TECHNOLOGIES INC., Horsham, PA. (215) 441-5305.
Compliant DC/DC Input Filter Supports
RoHS compliant, the F4804A input filter can operate with multiple dc/dc converters without airflow and/or derating at ambient temperatures up to 85°C when observing the application guidelines described in the data sheet. The filter minimizes conducted and radiated emissions generated by switch-mode dc/dc converters in accordance with FCC and EN55022 Class B requirements. It provides up to 4A of input filtering from 0V to 80V and employs a differential LC-filter stage, which virtually guarantees compliance with noise standards across a frequency range from 150 kHz to 30 MHz, including the fundamental switching frequency and its harmonics. Pricing is $9 each/1,000. POWER-ONE INC., Camarillo, CA. (866) 969-3438.
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