X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) RoHS Analyzer is the most common tool used for RoHS compliance testing. XRF RoHS Analyzers come in stand-alone, bench-top and handheld formats. XRF RoHS testing using a portable handheld XRF analyzer is usually performed first and focuses on the parts of a product with the highest risk of containing restricted substances. RoHS XRF screening is a cost effective method to determine compliance levels in products and parts.

X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectroscopy Analysis is a cost effective non-destructive test, hence it is usually called as RoHS Screening. An indicative non-destructive test using XRF analyzer can be used at each step of the manufacturing and inspection process to test the conformance to the environmental directives.

X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis can be used as a pre-screening method for compliance since it focuses primarily on the parts of a product with the highest risk of containing RoHS substances and can identify the presence of these substances in their elemental form at high output, minimal or no sample preparation, and by a wide, dynamic range of measured concentrations.

XRF RoHS Analysis has been widely promoted as a simple low cost analysis technique, and the results can give an indication if a particular product or component may present a potential compliance problem. This method is in fact recommended by the RoHS guidelines, as the first step towards establishing compliance.

If XRF screening indicates that samples do not contain RoHS substances above the legal threshold, there is a substantially reduced need for further testing such as wet chemical analysis, ICP, UV-VIS, and GC/MS.

X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) RoHS Analyzers

Both Portable XRF Analyzers and Desktop XRF technology offer a low-cost, non-destructive testing method that can quickly confirm whether an electrical/electronic product meets the defined RoHS standards.

Handheld XRF analyzers can help you create an in-house testing system that is fast, non-invasive, and cost-effective. Handheld XRF analyzers are small devices that screen items for all elements, including those banned under the RoHS.

The XRF analyzers screen in real time, which means that you get results instantly. It’s an ideal way to tell whether a piece of equipment is RoHS compliant or not, during component qualification. In compliance with RoHS, many handheld XRF analyzers also save the results of scans. In addition, many RoHS XRF scanners do all the analysis work. This helps to reduce human error for more reliable results.

With handheld XRF analyzers, you can enjoy the benefits of in-house testing without having to pay for consultants, additional employees, or expensive equipment transportation.

Portable and Handheld XRF analyzers can be bought or rented as the need arises. The following is a list of XRF manufacturers:

  • Intertek Group plc
  • Skyray XRF
  • RMD Instruments
  • Innov-X Systems
  • Bruker AXS
  • Oxford Instruments
  • PANalytical
  • Spectro Analytical
  • Rigaku Americas
  • Shimadzu
  • SII Nanotechnology