Watlow® On-Off Temperature and Limit Controllers Now RoHS Compliant
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St. Louis, MO, 63146
Press release date: March 24, 2008
St. Louis, MO - Watlow®, a leading designer and manufacturer of heaters, controllers and temperature sensors, today announced that Watlow's on-off temperature and limit controllers are now compliant with the European Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive (2002-95-EC). Watlow's on-off line of products include the SERIES CV, LV, CF, LF and TM controllers. These economically priced controllers are now compliant by design rather than by exception to the RoHS directive. This means Watlow uses components that meet hazardous material restrictions outlined in the directive.
RoHS bans restrict the use of several substances including lead, mercury, cadmium, hexa-valent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers. While RoHS was developed for the European Union, similar requirements are being developed in other countries; therefore Watlow is proactively addressing these compliance issues across the board. For complaint parts listings, material declaration sheets and other RoHS compliance information, visit www.watlow.com.
Watlow's on-off temperature and limit microprocessor based controllers provide an economical solution for applications requiring simple on-off control. These control products are available in a broad range of packaging options including panel mount, DIN-rail mount, open board and open board potted allowing users to select the best version for their individual application. The controllers can be ordered with either fixed or adjustable set point, heat or cool on-off temperature control and with high or low limit trip action. The on-off temperature and limit controller designs provide significant improvements in the performance, repeatability and accuracy offered by analog on-off and limit controllers. The upgrade to RoHS compliance does not change customer model number ordering options, agency listings, price or warranty.
Additional agency approvals include numerous UL® recognitions, CSA, CE, W.E.E.E. and FM approval on limits. Watlow offers a three-year warranty and delivery within one to three days on these controllers.
About Watlow Since the company's founding in 1922, Watlow has brought its thermal expertise to numerous applications, including semiconductor, analytical, medical, clinical, plastics processing, foodservice equipment, packaging, aerospace and others. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Watlow is the largest custom designer and manufacturer of industrial heaters, sensors, controllers and software with offices and manufacturing facilities around the world.