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Environmental Efforts

Oriental Motor supports our customers' motion with consideration for the environment.

Environmental Efforts

Oriental Motor has proactively supported activities that give consideration to global environmental conservation. Energy savings, conservation of natural resources and reduction of waste and carbon dioxide are implemented at various stages of the product lifecycle.

Energy Savings (High Efficiency)

A motor converts electric energy to mechanical energy. Energy savings require the energy loss from the motor. Going forward, Oriental Motor will surpass the international standards with compact, precision motors aimed at higher efficiency.

Conservation of Natural Resources and Longer Life

We have saved on natural resources by producing compact, more efficient products, thereby making more effective use of the natural resources in the product lifecycle. In the future we will promote longer product life and less wiring to match product features.

Controlling Chemical Substances in Products

Oriental Motor uses green procurement standards that take into consideration the global electrical and electronic industry standard IEC 62474 and customer requirements to curb the chemical substances in products.

*IEC 62474: Material declaration for products of and for the electrotechnical industry.

Green Procurement

Products, parts, materials, packaging, etc. with a low environmental impact are given priority in procurement. The basic requirements are established as "Green Procurement Standards", which are promoted during business transactions.

Measures and Responses to Chemical Substances in Products

Environmental Policy

More Information

Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 for Canada

The substance group BNST was added to the Canadian Regulation "Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 (the Prohibition Regulations)" under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. BNST is an abbreviation for "Benzenamine, N-phenyl-, Reaction Products with Styrene and 2,4,4-Trimethylpentene". Risk assessment under the Canadian chemical management plan led to the identification of risk management measures that were necessary and the subsequent restriction of BNST.
Oriental Motor USA has done its due diligence in identifying products containing BNST. Traces of BNST are found in the bearing grease of some of our products:

Product

Product Series

BNST Content
(mg)

BNST Concentration
%[w/w]

Fan

MRE16

  2.07

1.92

Stepper Motor(60mm)

PK56, PKP56, ASM66

4.8

2

Stepper Motor(42mm)

PK24, PK54

  1.58

2

Stepper Motor(56mm)

PK26

4.8

2

Linear Actuator

EZS3, EZS4, EZS6

  0.04

0.97

The Prohibition Regulations prohibit the manufacture or import of BNST in Canada and is also applicable to products containing BNST with a limited number of exemptions. The restriction took effect last March 14, 2015.

Therefore an organization that imports products containing BNST as an additive in lubricant (e.g., electric motors and fans) into Canada are required to have a permit in order to conduct these activities. The customers of Oriental Motor USA, Corporation located in Canada are considered importers of these products and would therefore each require a permit in order to import products containing BNST. The responsibility lies with these companies to determine if a permit is required and to apply as necessary.

An application for a permit must be submitted to the Minister of the Environment and it must contain the information specified in Schedule 4 of the Prohibition Regulations.( http://www.ec.gc.ca/toxiques-toxics/default.asp?lang=En&n=7A9E5803-1#S4 )
In compliance to the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Regulations, 2012, Oriental Motor is diligently working on phasing out the use of non-compliant bearings in the immediate future. The drop-in bearing replacements will be fully compliant with the regulations.

RoHS Directive Compliance Initiatives for the EU

The new RoHS Directive, officially known as Directive 2011/65/EU, is an updated / recast version of RoHS. The new RoHS Directive which took effect July 6, 2011, restricts the use of Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) in manufacturing of certain electrical and electronic equipment sold in the European Union. The maximum allowed concentrations are 0.1 wt% of homogenous material (except for cadmium which is limited to 0.01 wt%) . Homogenous material means a material that cannot be mechanically disjointed into different materials.

REACH Regulation Compliance

These are regulations that collectively deal with the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemical substances in the EU. (REACH REGULATION (EC) No. 1907/2006 Registration Evaluation Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals)

This law was adopted by the European Council on December 18, 2006, made public on December 30, 2006 and legislated on June 1, 2007.

Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
These substances are designated according to the procedure specified in Article 59 of the Rules on Regulation, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), being selected from among those substances having the characteristics specified under Article 57 of REACH (characteristics potentially associated with serious "carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, reproductive toxicity, persistence, bioaccumulation, toxicity, etc."). Refer to European Chemical Agency: http://echa.europa.eu/

Once a SVHC is selected from among the aforementioned candidate substances and published, its users are imposed of certain obligations such as "informing the relevant information, etc. regarding the SVHC to the recipient of an article if the SVHC is contained in the product". The term is also sometimes translated as "substances of high concern".

Measures for Administration of Pollution Control of Electronic Information Products Act (People's Republic of China)

In the People's Republic of Chine, the Measures for Administration of the Pollution Control of Electronic Information Products Act (Ministry of Information Industry Order No. 39) was established to protect the health of people and the environment through the prevention of environmental pollution caused by the disposal of electronic information products, and through promoting the production and sales of electronic information products with few hazardous substances.

This law has been legislated in 2 steps: the first being the demand for labeling of information of hazardous substances. Oriental Motor provides the following information in accordance with its B to B business.

  • Whether there are hazardous substances in the product, or the element name and whether it is included.
  • Product environmental protection usage period. For more details refer to the website http://www.orientalmotor.cn/ (Chinese) of contact your nearest Oriental Motor sales office.

The Measures for Administration of the Pollution Control of Electronic Information Products Act was made public on February 28, 2006, the legislated on March 1, 2007. Lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB, PBDE, and other poisonous, hazardous substances of elements (that are not currently stipulated) in electronic information products are treated as hazardous substances. In the first step, information labeling of hazardous substances in required, and in the second step, a detailed control list used for compulsory certificate control is planned.


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