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Mercury-free extrusion pressure measurement technology

Supplier: ECEFast
30 June, 2011

Concerned about environmental problems and in agreement with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive, Gefran, world-leader in extrusion pressure sensors and controls, has developed a range of mercury-free sensors available through ECEFast Australia.

These non-toxic sodium-potassium (NaK) filled sensors are supplied at the same price as traditional mercury sensors, have equal product quality and can be supplied with customised diaphragm material and coatings for specific applications.

RoHS directive was established in Europe during 2006 to enforce a continent-wide ban on mercury use in electronics and instrumentation.

Since then, over 58 countries have enforced similar regulations within their manufacturing sectors to produce safer, cleaner goods and keep pace with the international trend. As a result, Australian manufacturers are adopting mercury-free technologies in preparation for inevitable legislated changes and growing demand for safer products.

ECEFast aspires to supply a majority of mercury-free pressure sensors as an environment, quality and safety initiative in the instrumentation sector.