information about RoHS - lead free offer
In July 2011 RoHS II,
the Recast RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances),
was published and has meanwhile been adopted by most European member states as it came into force by January 3, 2013 already.
For the time being gas sensors, oxygen sensors in particular, are exempted from this recast Directive as to find in article 4, Annex IV. For Industrial Monitoring and Control Instruments this exempting time-period will come to an end with July, 22, 2017; for medical devices the exemption ends even earlier, on July 22, 2014.
After these dates, manufacturers of electrical/electronic products, devices or equipment must include compliance with the RoHS Directive in their Declaration of Conformity before placing CE mark.
We have launched a new technology for itg
oxygen sensors, which does not make use of heavy metals that are relevant to RoHS such as lead as electrode material. itg
produces "lead-free“ cells for quite a while now, thus can look back on some years of intensive field tests - not only in the medical field but also in some industrial areas. MORE
In this sense the term „lead-free“ can be set equal to „…meet all requirements…“ of even future RoHS provisions, at a later stage, when the exemption mechanism will eventually fall away.
In other words if you switch to itg's lead-free oxygen sensor line for your application you are by now prepared for any potentially changes of the RoSH to come.
Even more, we are able to implement said technology into an ordinary cell housing with no change of the typical form factors and mechanical/electrical connections. No further external electrical power is required to operate the sensors.
Hence, such a cell can be considered as a real substitute and as drop-in replacement to be used in typical medical and industrial installed basis.