Test & Measurement
NI products meet RoHS directive
National Instruments has announced the release of several products that now comply with the NI Hazardous Substances Reduction initiative, furthering the company’s commitment to meeting high environmental standards. This NI initiative is a voluntary program modelled after the European Union Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive, which restricts the use of harmful substances such as lead, mercury and cadmium in new equipment.A ne
“National Instruments is committed to releasing environmentally friendly products to benefit not only the environment but also our customers and employees,” said Stefanie Breyer, the RoHS Program Manager for National Instruments. “We will continue to release RoHS-compliant products during and after 2006.”
The European Union RoHS directive restricts the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in new electrical and electronic equipment put on the market in the European Union after July 1. The RoHS directive applies to eight categories of electrical and electronic equipment but excludes products in Category 9, Monitoring and Control Instruments, under which NI products fall. For more information on the NI RoHS initiative and information on specific product plans, readers can visit www.ni.com/environment/rohs.