This information can be found on the product data sheets via our on-line catalogue. However, if you cannot find the information you desire, then please contact our Technical Sales Support department on phone no; +44 (0)1986 834418, or email address; firstname.lastname@example.org.
RoHS applies to all EU member states and must be implemented in the same way to prevent differences in interpretation across the member states. The WEEE Directive is not a single market Directive, it sets minimum criteria for the collection of waste that member states may exceed if they wish.
JST continues to actively work with customers in the conversion or development of new products to be compliant with the RoHS legislation, and has established manufacturing lines to produce a number of compliant products. This manufacturing capacity will increase, as the market demand requires. Should you require further information regarding the availability of compliant products, then please contact our sales team, who will be more than happy to deal with and co-ordinate your enquiry.
While the implementation deadlines form part of EU legislation, the need to comply globally will evolve gradually.
Japanese manufacturers’ have been reducing lead levels for 3 or 4 years and, in the USA, California has already passed legislation to fall approximately in line with the EU timescales.
Producers will be required to provide information on components and materials used in their products to enable treatment facilities, re-use centres and recycling amenities to disassemble, re-use and recycle them.
Producers will also be required to provide information to treatment facilities to identify specific components and materials in the equipment that must be removed, including:
Capacitors containing polychlorinated biphenyls
Components containing mercury (e.g. switches, backlighting lamps)
Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) in mobile phones
Brominated flame retardants (will be "banned" by RoHS Directive).
Cathode ray tubes (fluorescent coating must be removed)
Gas discharge lamps (mercury must be removed)
Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs)
The extraction of these raw materials and their eventual disposal, can cause damage to both the environment in terms of pollution, as well as to human health from occupational exposure and exposure following disposal. The removal of these materials from production will reduce the health risks of exposure, particularly for children, the elderly and pregnant women.
The European Union (EU) Directive (2000/53/EC) on the End of Life Vehicles (ELV). This directive is aimed at increasing recycling content of vehicles manufactured and sold in the European Union (EU). This directive only applies to automotive vehicles and takes effect from 1st July 2003. In particular, the directive bans or limits the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium.
Lead in the glass of cathode ray tubes, electronic components and fluorescent tubes.
- Lead in certain steel, aluminium and copper alloys
- Lead in solders for servers, storage and array systems.
- Lead in certain high temperature solders
- Lead in solders for network infrastructure equipment
- Lead in electronic ceramic parts
- Mercury (in some lighting applications)
- Cadmium plating
- Hexavalent chromium (in absorption refrigerators)
- Arms, munitions and war material
The European Union (EU) Directive (2002/95/EC) on the Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances. This bans the use of certain substances in electrical and electronic equipment products after July 2006.
The European Union (EU) Directive (2002/96/EC) on the Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Deals with the recovery, sorting and treatment of non-compliant products. The legislation is expected to be introduced by August 2004 with compliance a year later.
Large household appliances (eg. washing machines, electric ovens)
Small household appliances (eg. vacuum cleaners, toasters, irons)
IT and telecommunication equipment (eg. computers, telephones)
Consumer equipment (eg. televisions, video recorders, hi-fi equipment)
Lighting equipment (eg. fluorescent lamps, discharge lamps)
Electrical and electronic tools (eg. drills, lawnmowers)
Toys, leisure and sports equipment (eg. video games and consoles)
Medical equipment systems (eg. radiotherapy equipment) - WEEE only
Monitoring and control equipment (eg. thermostats) - WEEE only
Automatic dispensers (eg. drinks machines)
Electric light bulbs - RoHS only
Luminaries in households - RoHS only
Testing has shown that a number of the materials already used in our products will withstand the higher temperatures associated with lead-free soldering. However, some materials may not. Therefore, in these cases, the products will require testing in accordance with either customer or JST lead-free specifications.
Imports (or exports) affected equipment into European Union (EU) member states.
Manufactures and sells electrical and electronic equipment within the specified categories.
Sells equipment produced by other suppliers under their own brand.
Each year in Europe, over 90% (6 million tonnes of waste) of electrical and electronic equipment goes into landfill sites, of which resulting emissions to the air constitute a risk to both health and the environment.
There are no common documented concerns with regards to using lead-free finished products with tin-lead solder. However, in the converse situation (i.e. lead containing components used with lead-free solder) there is a risk of joint and component failure.
We have a large range of hand tools to support our products. We are constantly developing new models which incorporate innovative features to aid the crimping of the terminal onto the wire.
Most hand tools are available ex-stock and can be supplied with a calibration certificate if required.
JST have published a Crimping Manual to help you achieve the best possible result.
If you would like a copy of the Crimping Manual, please contact the Technical Services Department with your details and we will be pleased to send you a copy by fax, e-mail or conventional mail.
We have several options to help in this situation:
1. We can supply a small quantity of crimped samples FOC (20 crimps maximum), or for a small fee we can prepare larger quantities. Please contact JST Technical Services Department to discuss your requirements.
2. We can supply an applicator on a 1 week or 1 month chargeable loan basis, so that our customers can prepare their own samples. This service is only available to existing customers with a JST crimping press and rental account.
3. We can recommend harness makers who already have the necessary JST crimping equipment and terminals and who may be willing to prepare the harnesses on a sub-contract basis.
J.S.T.(U.K.) Ltd. has several options available to help keep the cost of application tooling as cost-effective as possible.
We can supply a range of hand tools to suit most of our popular terminals. We also have new industry standard tooling at competitive prices, or we can also supply a range of factory reconditioned Asian standard tooling at budget prices.
If you have a credit account, it may also be possible to spread the payment of the tooling over several months. Please contact the Technical Services Department for terms and conditions.
J.S.T. (U.K.) Ltd. has a team of Application Tooling Engineers contactable by direct dial telephone or e-mail. This enables you to contact us directly and discuss your problem with a person with many years of experience of crimping equipment.
If it is not possible to solve your problem over the telephone, we have a full-time Service Engineer and a team of internal Engineers available to visit your premises and adjust or repair your JST application tooling.
We have an extensive range of JST application tooling available for demonstration in our Halesworth factory. We always welcome visits from our customers to give us the opportunity to discuss their requirements and offer the best package of product and tooling to suit their production needs.
Alternatively, if it is desired to see a crimping press and applicator we can arrange for one of our Engineers to visit your premises for an on-site demonstration.
For larger, fully automatic lead-making machines, it may also be possible to arrange a visit to one of our existing customers to view JST application tooling in a production environment.
Please contact the Technical Services Department to discuss your requirements with one of our team.
Yes!, J.S.T.(U.K.)Ltd has many years of experience in supplying and maintaining fully automatic wire and terminal processing machines.
We can supply a range of new and reconditioned machines on either a rental or purchase basis to suit your budget.
The machines range from traditional dual-end cut/strip and terminate machines to the latest models which can also solder or apply weatherproof seals.
We have several models on display in our Halesworth factory, we will be pleased to arrange a demonstration of the machines capabilities.
The most accurate method is to use a Crimp Height Micrometer which measures the crimp height by means of a point and anvil method.
We stock a digital display crimp micrometer within our product range. We also stock a micrometer stand for ease of use when using the micrometer.
Please contact our Technical Services department for further information
The most common reason for this problem is that someone has
inadvertently operated the emergency stop switch which disconnects the electricity from the press. If it is an AP-K2N (with a mushroom switch on top of the press), turn the switch in a clock-wise direction and it should release. If it is an AP-K2 (with a small red button in a horizontal plane), push the switch in to re-set. If this does not prove to be the problem, please contact our Technical Services Department for further help.
This is usually due to the crimp height of the terminal being incorrectly adjusted. Please check the crimp-height detailed on the aluminium label on the side of the applicator and confirm that the crimp height specified corresponds with the cross-sectional area of your wire.
For information on how to adjust the crimp height of the applicator, please refer to the manual supplied with your crimping press or contact the Technical Services Department and we will arrange for a copy to be e-mailed or sent in the conventional mail to you.
This is a very common problem and is usually due to either a badly worn punch form, or more commonly a build-up of brass deposit within the punch form. If the punch form appears to have a dull or brass coloured surface it will require cleaning with a metal polish.
We recommend that the punches are removed from the tool and the forms cleaned and polished using a sawing motion with a piece of waste cloth and SOLVOL AUTOSOL metal polish, available from all good car accessory shops. The punch form should then be restored to a bright mirror finish and the terminals should not stick in the punch.
If this does not solve the problem, please contact the Technical Services Department for further help.
J.S.T. (U.K.) Ltd. can offer either basic crimping principles and practice training or more specific application tooling training both on and off-site.
The training is bespoke and is adapted to the requirements of the customer.
Please contact the Technical Services Department to discuss your requirements.