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June 11, 2006

RoHS compliance of assembly machine transferred to European facility

As a buyer of SMT assembly equipment, do I need to be concerned about RoHS compliance of new assembly machines in case I need to transfer a machine to one of our European facilities?

Carl Newman, Consultant

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Absolutely. You can not ship equipment containing lead into the EU.

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Bob Black
President and CEO
Juki Corporation
Mr. Black was the President and Co-Founder of Zevatech in 1977 and introduced first Pick and Place System at Nepcon West 1980. Bob is now the President, CEO and Co-Founder of Juki Automation Systems. He is also a Co-Founder of the SMEMA Council of IPC. He serves as a member of SMTA and SEMI..