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Overseas Standard

1. RoHS Directive

When installing an actuator, please mount by using the reference surface below.
The RoHS Directive is a directive by the European Union on the "restriction on the use of certain hazardous substances contained in electrical and electronic equipment" and is called RoHS taking the initials of Restriction of Hazardous Substances .
The purpose of RoHS is to prescribe hazardous substances contained in electrical and electronic equipment and to minimize the impact on people and the environment by prohibiting the use of substances. Beginning in July 2006, we prohibited or restricted the use of the following six substances.

    1. lead
    2. mercury
    3. cadmium
    4. Hexavalent chromium
    5. Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB)
    6. Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)

We are promoting efforts towards the complete elimination of RoHS-compliant substances, and in January 2006, except for some exceptions, we are switching to RoHS compliant parts sequentially.
Please refer to the correspondence table below for the current situation.


2. CE Marking

Products sold in the European Union (EU) area are obliged to indicate CE marking.
The CE marking indicates compliance with the EU (EC) Directive's mandatory safety requirements, and the manufacturer will display it at its own risk. The essential safety requirements are specified by the adoption of the New Approach Directive in 1985, such as "EMC Directive", "Low Voltage Directive", "Machine Directive", etc. are stipulated. These directives stipulate the consistent provisions that embody and embody the essential requirements that each product must observe.

  • (1) EMC Directive
    • It is a directive concerning products that emit electromagnetic waves or that may be affected by functions by external electromagnetic waves. A design that does not emit strong electromagnetic waves to the outside or is not affected by external electromagnetic waves is required.
      Our products decide wiring / installation model (condition) of controller, actuator, and peripheral equipment and conform to the relevant standards of EMC directive.
  • (2) Low Voltage Directive
    • It is a directive on the safety of electrical machinery driven by a power supply of AC 50 to 1000 V, DC 75 to 1500 V.
      The actuators of ISA / ISPA, ISB / ISPB, ISDA / ISPDA, ISDB / ISPDB, ISDACR / ISPDACR, ISDBCR / ISPDBCR, ISWA / ISPWA, IX and TT series are designed to conform to the low voltage command in combination with the controller. (TT series integrated controller type)
      This command is not applicable for 24 V series ROBO Cylinder.
  • (3) Machinery Directive
      For general products, especially industrial machinery, those for which moving parts are recognized as dangerous are targeted.
      In the machine directive, IX, IXP, TT and TTA (Safety Category Correspondence specification) series are supported. In the machine directive, IX, IXP, TT and TTA (Safety Category Correspondence specification) series are supported.
      All other products are not supported by the machine directive.

  • (4) Concept of EC directive by IAI Corporation
    • Our actuator and controllers (hereinafter referred to as our components) are treated as parts (embedded devices) to be incorporated in customer's equipment.
      Our components are declared as "semi-finished products" of the machine Directive "machine Directive 2006/42/EC". However, this does not guarantee that your device conforms to the EC Directive.
      When customers complete the equipment incorporating our components and ship them to Europe within the European region as final products, always make sure that you comply with the EC Directive by yourself.

      Our components are a requirement to conform to en60204-1, which is one of the harmonization standards of the machine directive, and to regulate the electrical safety of industrial equipment, and our component is low voltage directive "Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU" and EMC Directive "EMC Directive 2014/30/EU" must be compliant.

      For Low Voltage Directive "Low Voltage Directive 2014/35 / EU", our components are roughly divided into those operating only with 24 VDC power supply and those operating on AC 200 V power supply. The former is lower than the voltage of the low voltage Directive (AC50 ~ 1000v or dc75 ~ 1500V), the latter is a manual for overseas standards (mj0287-8a 1.3.1 Note 1) The use described in the method is considered to be compatible with the low voltage directive.

      The EMC Directive "EMC Directive 2014/30/EU" is applicable to the company's limited terms of use when responding to the radio interference indicated in this overseas standard. Finally, it is necessary to attach it to the customer's device and confirm it.

      Directive 2011/65 / EU "RoHS Directive requires that the EC Directive covered by our components require that specified hazardous substances be below specified values.
      Our component has been responding to this from early time. This directive has been renewed as of 7/1/2011 by “Directive 2011/65/EU”, and since 1/2/2013 (after 7/22/2017 for controllers), it has become necessary to include RoHS compliance in the EC declaration of conformity form.

      By the above, the CE marks attached to our individual components indicate that they comply with the RoHS directive/EMC directive (DC24V) or the RoHS directive/ EMC directive and the low voltage directive (200V) under limited operation conditions.
      English is the original language used for the instruction manuals and warning labels of our components.
      Customers who need support in other languages should contact our sales representatives.
      In some warning/caution labels, in cases where notes are written, Japanese may be added occasionally.
      If the customers are to make their equipment CE compliant, they should select products (such as safety relays) that correspond to the safety category demanded for the equipments, and should make sure to construct external safety circuits themselves.

3. UL standard

UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc American Insurer Safety Test Laboratory) was a non-profit organization founded by the American fire insurance association in 1984 and was established to protect human life and property from fire, disaster, theft and other accidents We conduct research, testing and inspection.

The UL standard is a product safety standard relating to functions and safety, UL can test and evaluate samples of the product, UL required products can be shipped with UL certification mark attached.

Some of our models are certified. For details, please contact our sales representative.


4. KCs marking

From 03/01/2013, industrial robots have become part of the self-regulatory safety confirmation declaration program, and products used in Korea or shipped from Japan to Korea are regulated.
The KCs definition of industrial robots is “robots that have controllers of 3 axes or more”, and products that we have declared and registered with the KCs are as follows:

  • Some of the IX/IXP SCARA robot series (high-speed specification)
  • Some of the single-axis combinations (please contact our sales representatives for details)
  • TTA table top robot series
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