Verify RoHS/WEEE compliance of a with a handheld XRF analyzer rental

XRF for RoHS WEEE Compliance Verification

Rent an XRF gun to test materials for 6 substances restricted by RoHS: lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium VI, PBB, and PBDE. Our handheld XRF analyzers can perform on-site RoHS/WEEE analysis and give you confidence you are RoHS/WEEE compliant. Have a question about XRF for consumer product testing? Contact us online or call 877-386-2480 to talk to a specialist about your XRF analyzer rental needs. Continue reading below to learn more about Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

View charts of all the elements our XRF rentals can identify:
Alpha Detectable Elements
Delta Detectable Elements

What is RoHS?

The RoHS Directive is an EU Legal Directive for environmental regulations concerning the Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances. The Directive requires the removal of six hazardous substances from electric and electronic equipment (Pb, Cd, Cr, Hg, Br compounds).

RoHS restricts the use of the following 6 substances:

Everyone along the supply chain is responsible for ensuring RoHS compliance, from fabrication to delivery. RoHS is not a law; rather, it is a directive which restricts the use of six specific hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment.

RoHS is closely related to WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), another directive which sets goals for the collection, recycling and recovery of electrical goods. WEEE is part of a legislative initiative to resolve the problem of huge amounts of toxic e-waste.

Options for RoHS Compliance

Getting results from RoHS testing labs is time consuming and expensive. It takes several weeks and costs thousands of dollars for each sample analyzed. When you rent or purchase a portable XRF analyzer to bring hazardous materials screening in-house, the benefits will be realized immediately with non-destructive testing—instant results and the elimination of costly trips to an outside lab.

Using an XRF spectrometer as a screening tool for RoHS elements is good for business from assembly line to bottom line. It’s an efficient and cost-effective way to ensure that products are RoHS-compliant. Beyond purchasing RoHS compliant parts and tracking Compliance Certificates, the IEC Guidelines recommend XRF screening as a practical and key due diligence step toward compliance.

Using XRF as a screening tool for RoHS elements is good for business from assembly line to bottom line. It’s an efficient and cost-effective way to ensure that products are RoHS-compliant. Beyond purchasing RoHS compliant parts and tracking Compliance Certificates, the IEC Guidelines recommend XRF screening as a practical and key due diligence step toward compliance.

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