As of 1 October 2006 PR electronics manufactures all products using solely lead-free components
This makes us one of the first companies in the industry to manufacture our products in compliance with the RoHS directive, which aim to limit the use of a number of environmentally unsustainable and hazardous substances in electric and electronic equipment.
Because our customers should be able to design RoHS-compatible process facilities using the best signal conditioning units on the market. At PR electronics we consider it our principal mission to take good care of the industry’s process signals while at the same time taking good care of the environment.
The RoHS directive concerns a total of six problematic substances and one of these has a bearing on PR electronics’ production, namely lead. After a thorough assessment of every last one of our components, we have replaced all parts containing lead with lead-free alternatives meeting our stringent quality standards.
The new components have been found through persistent detective work and this is quite a challenge when one is among the pioneers to demand these environmentally friendly parts and when these parts must also be able to withstand the extra high temperatures necessary to perform lead-free soldering.
Environmentally friendly mounting – with added bonus
The introduction of lead-free soldering has been the other great step on PR electronics’ road to reaching the RoHS objective. The result is solderings that are even stronger than traditional solderings. This is due partly to changes in the composition of the metal and partly to the fact that the components – as regards the reflow solderings - stabilise better at the higher process temperatures.
Even though many of our colleagues in the market have decided not to comply with the RoHS directive, PR electronics has elected to go in the opposite direction. PR electronics have become even greener and the industry now has yet another good reason to choose the supplier with the red modules.