RoHS regulations restrict the use of specific, dangerous substances that are commonly used in electronics and electrical connectors. RoHS compliant cord connectors, cable glands and wire mesh grips help protect the environment.
RoHS electronic components are tested, and if levels are acceptable, they will be certified as RoHS compliant. See a full list of restricted chemicals below and read Remke’s full RoHS compliance statement here >
The regulations originated in Europe, and extend to all the electronic components manufactured in Europe or imported there. American manufacturers, and those all over the world, are forced to comply if they compete globally.
Although it’s a step in the right direction for the environment, it does drive up the cost of materials and compliance efforts. Manufacturers must take all of this into consideration, while continuing to ensure optimal performance.
RoHS Substance Levels
- Cadmium and Hexavalent chromium: less than 0.01% of the substance by weight at raw homogeneous materials level.
- Lead, PBB, and PBDE: no more than 0.1% of the material when calculated by weight at raw homogeneous materials.
- Mercury: 100 ppm or less; mercury must not have been intentionally added
- Some military and medical equipment are exempt from RoHS compliance in Europe.
Get more details in the Official RoHS Legislation: Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment
Remke Solutions for RoHS Compliance
RoHS Consulting and Certification
Our team knows the regulations and can help manufacturers determine the right electrical components to be RoHS compliant. A thorough review of the regulations and our products was conducted when they first took effect.
Raw materials suppliers were checked for compliance and products were reconfigured as needed. This was especially important for aluminum, as there are small amounts of copper and lead added for machinability and lubricity. As long as the levels are within the acceptable range, the component is compliant.
We are expecting some changes to RoHS regulations during 2013. When they are revealed, we will conduct another thorough review of our products and make changes accordingly.
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All of Remke’s stock electrical connectors are RoHS compliant. They do not exceed the maximum concentration values of the hazardous substances, so they are exempt from the directive.
Remke’s custom electrical connectors, cord grips, strain relief and more are compliant with RoHS regulations. Remke can match virtually any specification and help you navigate all types of compliance legislation, even in short production runs.
Call Remke at 877-438-8833 or email CustomerCare@Remke.com to discuss your RoHS requirements and find the right solutions.