unit 11 - RoHS Directive Seeks to reduce the environmental...

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UNIT_11 1 RoHS Directive s Seeks to reduce the environmental impact of EEE by restricting the use of certain hazardous substances during manufacture s Products which do not comply cannot be placed on the EU market s Complementary to the WEEE Directive
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UNIT_11 2 RoHs Directive Requirements
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UNIT_11 3 RoHs Directive Scope All equipment dependent on electrical currents or electromagnetic fields in 8 indicative categories
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UNIT_11 4 RoHs Directive Scope
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UNIT_11 5 RoHs Directive Scope such as electric trains or car racing sets ; hand-held video game consoles ; dolls ; video games ; computers for biking, diving, running, rowing, etc.; coin slot machines …… Toys, leisure and sports equipment
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UNIT_11 6 Outside of RoHs Scope
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UNIT_11 7 RoHs Directive Scope Who is impacted? Ultimately, anyone who builds, markets or imports electrical or electronic equipment (or components) into the European Union must ensure that the product complies with the RoHS directive, regardless of where it was originally produced. Who is exempt from RoHS? Military, Aerospace and network infrastructure equipment for switching, signaling, transmission as well as network management for telecommunication; Pb (lead) used in Servers, Storage and Storage array systems [exemption granted until 2010]. . .. It should be recognized that existing exemptions may be short lived, and should not be relied upon as part of your overall conversion strategy Influencers to reconsider taking exemption: Reduction in available markets Competitive position Legacy (Sn-Pb) component availability & potential unit price premium
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UNIT_11 8 RoHs – Key Issues • Maximum Concentration Values • Exemptions • Compliance
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UNIT_11 9 RoHs - Maximum Concentration Values EU Member States shall ensure that, from 1 July 2006 , new electrical and electronic equipment put on the market does not contain more than:
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UNIT_11 10 RoHS: ‘Homogeneous Materials’ s ‘Homogeneous Material’ – a material that cannot be mechanically disjointed into different materials s ‘Homogeneous’ – of uniform composition throughout s ‘Mechanically Disjointed’ – mechanical actions such as unscrewing, cutting, crushing, grinding and abrasive processes
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UNIT_11 11 Homogenous Materials Homogenous Materials Interpretation of “Homogenous materials” : There is currently some debate about the exact interpretation of the ‘homogenous materials ‘’ definition This could be considered as Components e.g. • Resistors, capacitors, semiconductor devices, connectors, plastic housing, wire, fasteners or Materials e.g. • Lead frame coating, ceramic used in ceramic capacitors, • plastic used in connectors and in housings, wire insulation, • individual coating layers on fasteners
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12 The maximum concentration levels of restricted substances would apply to each sub part of this component if a component is not considered as ‘homogenous material’ in itself Component or Material? Component or Material?
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course ME ISE388 taught by Professor Kc during the Spring '11 term at NYU Poly.

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