The ASE Position Statement on Lead-Free Products and RoHS

At Automated Systems Engineering, we are committed to operating in an environmentally safe and responsible manner and complying with applicable environmental regulations.  The European Union's Directive on Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) came into effect on July 1, 2006.

The EU's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive defines 10 categories of EEE in Annex 1A and 1B. Category 9 is defined as:

9. Monitoring and Control Instruments
  Smoke Detectors
  Heating Regulators
  Measuring, weighing, or adjusting appliances for household or as laboratory equipment
  Other monitoring and control instruments used in industrial installations (e.g. in control panels)

As units used to activate heating systems the DS sensors fall under the definitions of both heating regulators and thermostats. Further, Article 2 of the RoHS directive states:

1. Without prejudice to Article 6, this Directive shall apply to electrical and electronic equipment falling under the categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 set out in Annex 1A to Directive No 2002/96/EC (WEEE) and to electric light bulbs, and luminaries in households.

Originally, ASE sensors fell under Category 9 and were exempt. Knowing that the exemption would someday be removed we continued our effort to reach compliance and achieved this goal in 2007. The Category 9 exemption was rescinded in July, 2011 and our applicable exemption will expire in 2017. However, we can safely state:

All ASE DS Series sensors and accessories currently meet the requirements of the RoHS directive.

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