RoHS and ELV

The worldwide RoHS, WEEE and ELV directives specify strict limits on the inclusion of Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, hexavalent Chromium, poly-brominated biphenyls (PBB) and poly-brominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in materials used within consumer electrical goods and automotives.

  • RoHS - Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
  • ELV - End of Life Vehicles.

X-ray fluorescence is the technique of choice for fast, non-destructive screening of manufacturing materials and parts. Analysis times are typically in the order of a few minutes for sensitivity to concentrations below 100 ppm (0.01%).

The XGT systems offer limits of detection as low as 2 ppm (0.0002%). A standard 1.2 mm analysis beam allows even small electrical components and parts to be individually analysed.

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Micro-XRF analysis for the Electronics Industry
The combination of the XGT-5000’s ground breaking spatial resolution and sensitivity means it is the instrument of choice for fast analysis of electronic components, whether for analysis of restricted harmful elements (the WEEE/RoHS ‘lead free’ legislation), trouble shooting, or R&D.
Micro-XRF analysis for lead contamination in toys
A plastic toy is analysed for the presence of lead within its many components. Spot analysis shows concentrations of this harmful element can reach as high as 0.3%. XRF imaging allows its distribution across the toy to be quickly characterised.

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