REACH Regulation

REACH is the EU regulation governing the placement on the market of chemicals. 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 contain any substances of concern above 0.1%, as described in the REACH, article 56 and the Candidate list (SVHC-list). Hence our products comply with the REACH Regulation and no substance registration under REACH is required.

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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 Directive

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 (including later amendments) 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 equipment (ROHS).


WEEE Directive

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 the responsible for putting the product on the market in each country.

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).