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Ecodesign Directive

The improvement of environmental performance of products throughout the whole lifecycle is tackled much more effectively when attention to it is paid already at the design phase.

The Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC establishes a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products.

Every five years the Commission focuses on certain product categories considered to have a relevant impact in terms of energy and/or resource used. At the end of this study period, new Product Specific Regulations are adopted, the so-called Implementing Measures (= IM), each laying down ecodesign requirements dedicated to a defined product type.

At OMRON we constantly monitor the development of this set of Measures and take the necessary actions, when required.

Variable Speed Drives (VSDs)

The Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1781 lays down ecodesign requirements for Variable Speed Drives.

From 1st of July 2021 one obligation is the minimum classification of the VSD according to the International Energy Efficiency class IE2, which defines the maximum power losses of the device.

At this page efficiency data is available: losses had been determined in accordance with the standard IEC 61800-9. 

The Regulation is not applicable to single-phase VSDs, because they don’t match the given definition. Moreover, certain type of VSDs, like the regenerative drives, are exempted from most of the requirements. Therefore, the related efficiency data is not provided here.

Our customers willing to know more about OMRON's ongoing activities with regards to this matter are kindly invited to take a look at the dedicated Ecodesign letter for VSDs, available on this page.

Efficiency Data

1000 and Q2 series

Download the efficiency data of series: A1000, V1000, J1000, L1000, Q2A and Q2V.

Regenerative drives such as U1000, D1000, R1000, are exempted from the Regulation, therefore the related efficiency data is not provided here.

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Electronic Displays

The Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2021 lays down ecodesign requirements for Electronic Displays, which from 1st of March 2021 not only aim to improve the material efficiency of the products but also to ease the recycling at the end of life.

Below the main requirements are listed:

  1. Marking of certain plastic components, according to the type of polymer; 
  2. Utilizing halogen-free material for plastic stand and enclosure; 
  3. Adding the cadmium-free (or cadmium inside) logo; 
  4. Providing the End of Life manual, with dismantling information.

OMRON products in the scope of the Regulation accomplish to these requirements.

Find out more about the products in scope