RoHS / REACH
REACH is the EU regulation governing the placement on the market of chemical substances. It is an acronym
for the “Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals”. SCANCON Encoders A/S does not
manufacture or distribute any product that intentionally release chemicals, or any substances of concern, as
described in the REACH Directive. Hense our products are not affected by the REACH Directive and do not
require registration. See link to the list here: https://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table.
SCANCON Encoders A/S hereby declare that our products conform with and do not contain any substances
listed as Substances of Very High Concern (REACH).
RoHS is the EU Directive that restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic
products (EEE products). RoHS mandates that EEE products must not contain more than 0.1% (except for
cadmium which is limited to 0.01%) by weight of homogenous material of any of listed substances.
Homogenous material means a material that cannot be mechanically disjointed into different materials.
SCANCON Encoders complies with the Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic
The WEEE directive is intended to prevent waste consisting of electrical and electronic equipment from being
introduced to the waste stream. If the device is covered under the directive, it places the responsibility for
disposal, and or recycling, of WEEE on its producer.
Products manufactured or distributed by SCANCON Encoders A/S are not covered in the scope of the WEEE
Directive because they do not fall within any of the defined product categories. Our products are always
integrated in larger systems or pieces of equipment, and therefore are not "stand-alone" equipment as
defined by the Technical Adaptation Committee (TAC).