As a manufacturer of Position Transducers and Rotary Sensors Novotechnik is, in the sense of REACH, a downstream user in the supply chain. We are aware of the obligations under REACH.
Companies supplying articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the Candidate List in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) on the EU market have to submit information on these articles to ECHA, as from 5 January 2021.
In order to assure our customers the continual supply of products of reliable quality, we are, regarding the future availability of the materials, in close contact to our suppliers of chemical substances and prepared materials. The REACH-registration affects the materials used in our sensors, as well as, the raw materials and supplies, necessary for the manufacturing process.
Based on the communication along the delivery chain, we assume that all common substances are available on the market.
The flow of information for a uniform description of use is via the "Use Descriptor System" published by the ECHA in its guidelines.
We are tracking the list of candidates submitted by the ECHA in accordance with Article 58 (SVHC attachment XIV) and act to Article 33 of the REACH regulation.
Update of the candidate list by July 8th, 2021:
Lead (CAS 7439-92-1) was identified as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) and was added to the candidate list on June 27, 2018. Examples of assemblies and materials that are contained in our products and can contain lead greater than 1,000 ppm (0.1% w / w):
• Products that contain turned parts made of various non-ferrous metal alloys (Aluminum, copper alloys)
• Products with cables, connectors, splitters and flange groups and i/O splitter logic
• Series that have already been tested can be found in our Changes REACH 2021 for download
Concluding we like to ensure you that we take all steps necessary to assure the continual supply of products of reliable quality.
Our contact person concerning REACH is Rainer Fischer
(Tel. +49 711 4489-235,
In case of further questions feel free to contact him.
Ostfildern, December 2021