Ask the Experts
June 11, 2006 - Updated
July 5, 2007 - Originally Posted

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

Expert Panel Responses

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

Bob Black
North America Sales Manager
Essegi Automation
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..
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