RoHS Compliance

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RoHS Testing Methods

The most common tool used for RoHS compliance testing is theportable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyzer. They come in stand-alone, bench-top and handheld formats. Portable, on-site XRF testing using a handheld XRF analyzer is usually performed first and focuses on the parts of a product with the highest risk of containing restricted substances.

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

Bruker AXS
Innov-X Systems
Niton
Oxford Instruments
PANalytical
Rigaku Americas
RMD Instruments
Shimadzu
SII Nanotechnology
Skyray XRF
Spectro Analytical



Other RoHS testing methods involve using Fourier Transform Infra-red Spectroscopy (FTIR) testing and sometimes Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) testing as well.