From: Nicholas Roche []
Sent: 20 July 2005 10:20
To: Steve Robinson
Cc: Julie Sweeney
Subject: RoHS


Further to the fax you sent through regarding RoHS, please find below our company statement on this matter:

The products manufactured by Sick AG are exempt from the directive due to the fact that they fall into category 9 of the WEEE directive "Monitoring and Control Instruments". The scope of the RoHS directive states:-

"Without prejudice to article 6, this directive (RoHS) shall apply to electrical and electronic equipment falling under the categories 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 10 set out in annex 1A of Directive No. 2002/96/EC (WEEE directive)"

With reference to the WEEE directive the statement from Sick AG is:-

" The WEEE criteria are not valid to SICK Products because we are selling B2B products. ( Business to business / no private households)"

I hope this clarifies this issue for you.


Nick Roche
Product Support Engineer,
Sick (UK) LTD

Waldkirch House
39 Hedley Road
St. Albans

Tel: (01727) 831121 - Switch Board
Tel: (01727) 818426 - Direct
Fax: (01727) 855332