accordance with the European Union initiative for
the reduction / elimination of lead and other
hazardous materials, Entertron has addressed this
issue and is currently in the process of
implementing procedures required for producing a
RoHS compliant product.
RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
directive - 2002/95/EC was adopted on January 27,
2003 with the intent to protect human health and
preserve the environment, by limiting the use of
dangerous substances in certain kinds of
electrical and electronic equipment.
is RoHS to be completed by?
above directive set a date of July 1, 2006
does the RoHS directive state?
calls for the elimination of the following
substances from certain kinds of electrical and
electronic equipment sold in Europe after July 1,
2006. These materials are:
does not apply to the following types of
and control instruments to be used in
electrical installations for power
distribution and / or large scale
stationary industrial tools / equipment
(including programmable logic
controllers, variable speed drives,
contactors, switchgear, etc...)
scale stationary industrial equipment are
machines or systems consisting of a combination
of components or finished products that are used
for industrial applications only.
is Entertron's plan for implementation?
though our type of product is not affected by the
RoHS directive, Entertron is still progressing
towards compliance. At present, there are three
specific areas that were identified and therefore
being addressed (or have already been addressed)
circuit boards to be converted from tin
lead plating to gold plating (complete)
from lead ICs, capacitors and resistors
to non lead components . Our conversion
is dependent on the component
manufacturers. Many have already
converted their manufacturing facilities,
while several are waiting for current
stock levels to be depleted, before
implementing their transition from lead
to lead free. Some of our lead free
components won't be available until Q2 of
2007. (approximately 60% complete as of
December 6th, 2006)
of manufacturing process whereby a lead
free solder machine and process is
implemented. To date we have sourced the
equipment but will not purchase it until
phase two is complete.
will be no new part numbers or end of life
transition. Once we have converted the above, all
Entertron embedded programmable logic controllers
will be lead free.
plan of action is in place. It is merely a matter
of time until we have fully implemented a lead