8 Jul
Recycling an end-of-life vehicle – more than just a metal cube

The complex new GADSL, ELV and REACH directives mean heavy work for vehicle dismantlers, or rather, Authorized Treatment Facility engineers. It goes a lot further

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2 Jul
Taking the initiative on ELV compliance

The most easily recyclable part of a motor vehicle is its metal component, but there’s a lot more to a modern car than that. Although

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27 Jun
ELV compliance – Allegro drivers, take note

Vehicle recycling is nothing new, but the REACH EU directive is. The vehicles being scrapped today are incredibly complex, loaded with electronic gadgetry which can

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22 Jun
Reaching ELV compliance in the UK

The RoHS and REACH EU directives have had many spin-offs, such as the End of Life Vehicle, or ELV directive which came into force in

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14 Jun
System software for environmental compliance management

The new RoHS and REACH EU directives are making it more important than ever to have clearly defined obsolescence management and data cleansing strategies when

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9 Jun
When WEEE Compliance Can Cause Problems For Hardware Designers

The RoHS WEEE directive specifically forbids the use of lead in electronic components, unless the lead content is 0.1% or lower. This has effectively seen

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3 Jun
VHDL Design And The WEEE Directive

Even simple mechanical engineering projects make use of VHDL design now. VHDL stands for VHSIC hardware description language, VHSIC being Very High Speed Integrated Circuitry.

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30 May
REACHing Across the Divide

Just as component engineering companies had got their heads around the intricacies of RoHS and WEEE legislation, along came the REACH EU directive, the most

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23 May
PCN Alerts – A Growing Problem With REACH Regulation

With the dreaded “gang of three” – RoHS, WEEE and REACH compliance – now in full force, obsolescence management systems are going into overdrive, not

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18 May
Obsolescence Management and REACH Legislation

The REACH directive is an unwanted burden to companies already struggling under the weight of WEEE and ROHS compliance. RoHS/WEEE legislation covers just six main

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