Quick Guide to Precision Measuring Instruments

PG03Quick Guide to MeasurementConformance to CE Marking, RoHS Directive, WEEE Directive, and REACH RegulationConformance to CE MarkingIn order to improve safety, each plant has programs to comply with the Machinery Directives, the EMC Directives, and the Low Voltage Directives. Compliance to CE marking is also met. CE stands for "Conformité Européenne". CE marking indicates that a product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation.Major EU Directives relating to Mitutoyo productsName of EU DirectiveApplicable rangeMachinery DirectiveAt least 1 part of a machine that may cause injury to human body if it moves due to movement of an actuator such as a motor EMC Directive (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive)A product that may produce electromagneticwave or which is inuenced by electromagnetic wave from outside.Low Voltage DirectiveEquipment (device) that uses AC voltage of 50 - 1000V or DC voltage of 75 - 1500V.Conformity evaluation for CE marking (EMC Directives)Response to RoHS DirectiveThe RoHS Directive*1 restricts the use of chemical substances in Europe.Certain electronic equipment containing the specified 6 substances (lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)) over the quantities determined in the Directive have been prohibited for sale in Europe since July 1, 2006.The RoHS Directive was revised on July 1, 2011. We will continue to contribute to global environment protection and work so all of our products conform to the RoHS Directive.*1 RoHS Directive: Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.Response to WEEE DirectiveThe WEEE Directive*2 is a directive that mandates appropriate collection and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment waste.The purpose of this directive is to increase the reuse and recycling of these products, and seeks eco-friendly product design. To differentiate between equipment waste and household waste, a crossed-out wheeled-bin symbol is marked on a product. We will promote eco-friendly design for our products.*2 WEEE Directive: Directive 2012/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste electrical and electronic equipment.Response to REACH RegulationREACH Regulation*3 is a regulation governing registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemical substances in Europe, and all products such as substances, mixtures and molded products (including accessories and packaging materials) are regulated. Chemical substances scientically proven to be substances that are hazardous to human health and the global environment (a substance of very high concern (SVHC)) are prohibited to be sold or information concerning them disclosed is mandated in Europe.We will actively disclose information about our products and provide replacement if we nd our products contain any of the listed substances.*3 REACH Regulation: Regulation (EC) No1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals

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