1,354 igus e-chain cables meet RoHS II requirements
Online predictable chainflex cables tested for the long term are certified according to EU directive.
September 4, 2019
By PLA Editor
RoHs II guidelines provide planning reliability
Since the mid-1990s, throughout Europe, there have been restrictions on the use of environmentally hazardous substances for electrical and electronic equipment and their components. These ever stricter guidelines set limits for the use of industrially essential but potentially harmful substances such as chromium, lead, mercury or bromine. The extended EU Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS II) further lowered the permissible limits for hazardous substances, including phthalates. The plasticisers are preferably used when plastics need to be very supple, soft and elastic in use. The igus brand meets these requirements for highly flexible chainflex cables even without the use of these toxic phthalates. An important criterion for later recycling or disposal. For machine builders exporting to the EU, RoHS certification of the cables used will make it easier to achieve CE conformity. But companies with non-EU customers also get planning reliability regarding other standards. As similar regulations come into effect in countries such as the US, Japan or China, these standards must increasingly be met globally.