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Arnold Offner
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Industry Standard Manager
Phoenix Contact
With over 15 years service at Phoenix Contact, Mr. Offner has worked in South Africa and Germany. He speaks both English and German, is based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and is responsible for the RoHS/WEEE Training activities in the Americas.

Arnold Offner has submitted responses to the following questions.
Using tin-lead solder on RoHS parts
The parts in your Bill of Materials you are using need to be reviewed individually. Many manufacturers of passive parts ...
RoHS exemption for agricultural equipment in Europe
While the Automotive industry does fall outside the scope of the RoHS-Directive, the ELV (End of Life Vehicle) 2000/53/EC Directive ...
Hand-held XRF system question
While the XRF does come with certain disadvantages, it is the least expensive and quickest method for a basic RoHS-Compliancy. ...
Regarding lead free, can I use the reflow ovens I currently have in production?
To handle both the higher temperature of a lead-free solder, and in order to avoid contamination of the solder pot, ...