Sun Hydraulics Complies with Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)
Currently, all products produced by Sun Hydraulics meet the Hazardous Substance Directive (2011/65/EU), with the exception of our 790 series coils.
This Directive covers the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliance covering the use of certain hazardous materials in electrical equipment designed for use with a voltage rating not exceeding 1000 Vac and 1500 Vdc. The intent of this Directive is to discourage electrical/electronic equipment use of heavy metals, to combat environmental pollution, and to protect human health.
The original Directive (2002/95/EC) took effect on 1 July 2006, and the latest change, 2011/65/EU, took effect on 3 January 2013. It is focused on mercury, cadmium, lead, chromium VI (hexavalent), PBB (poly-brominated biphenyls), and PBDE (poly-brominated diphenyl ether), the last two classified as fire retardants.
Decision 2005/618/EC allows a maximum concentration value of 0.1% by weight in homogeneous materials for lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, poly-brominated biphenyls (PBB) and poly-brominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), and 0.01% by weight in homogeneous materials for cadmium. Homogeneous material means a material that cannot be mechanically disjointed into different materials. There are many exemptions to the Directive listed in Annex III and IV — e.g., mercury is allowed in fluorescent and other discharge lamps to promote ignition.
For a summary of related Directives and Sun Hydraulics' compliance, download our "Summary of European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and Related Directives."