August 8, 2006
Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., has announced that all Powermax600, Powermax1000, Powermax1250, and Powermax1650 systems manufactured after July 1, 2006, are in compliance with the RoHS directive.
The European-based directive seeks to reduce the use of certain hazardous substances in the manufacture of new electrical and electronic equipment, including hand-held plasma arc cutting systems.
RoHS applies to eight of the 10 categories covered by the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive that include large and small household appliances, electrical and electronic tools, toys, leisure and sporting equipment, and automatic dispensers. Specifically, the RoHS directive limits the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) for these products.