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RoHS Compliance

Thomson is committed to supplying products worldwide that meet the requirements of its diverse customer base and comply with all applicable governmental regulations.

Effective February 2003, the European Union mandated that certain categories of electrical and electronic equipment sold in the European Union must restrict the content of Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE). This Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive stated that these elements must be substituted with safer alternatives.

Effective July 2011, a new RoHS directive (2011/65/EU) was introduced, addressing the same substances as the original directive while improving regulatory conditions and legal clarity. Thomson has reviewed this directive (“on the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment, RoHS 2011/65/EU”) commonly called RoHS 2. Although many Thomson products do not directly fall under the RoHS directive, we have summarized the status of RoHS compliance efforts for most of the products manufactured in the table below.

Certain special product listings found within the families listed in the table, contain customer-specific components that may be non-compliant (i.e. if a special connector is specified, the connector may be non-compliant.) This list was established through careful review of our current product offering and the products our customers manufacture that may be impacted by RoHS. By taking this action, Thomson is providing a valuable service to its customers by making their compliance easier. A RoHS certificate can be issued upon request by part number. If an existing Thomson product you purchase is not listed, please contact your Thomson sales engineer to review your specific requirements.

With the potential exception of customer-specific special orders, the following Thomson products are in compliance with RoHS 2.

RoHS Compliance Table

Brand Name Product Family Description
Thomson 60 Case Shafting Round Rail-Shafting
Thomson Ball Nut Ball Nuts for Screws
Thomson Ball Screw Ball Screws
Thomson Lead Screw, Motorized Lead Screw Lead Screws
Thomson Profile Rails - 400 Series; 500 Series; AccuMini's;
T-Series; Microguides
Profile Rails
Thomson Linear Bearings - Super Smart
Super Precision Bearings
Linear Bearings
Thomson Precision Balls Precision Balls
Micron Gearboxes Gearboxes
API Delevan Inductors, Transformers, Resolvers Inductors, Transformers, Resolvers
Thomson Catalog PPA and Electrak
Industrial Actuators
Actuators
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