Olympus is pleased to announce the release of a compact and transportable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer optimized for Consumer Product and RoHS regulatory compliance programs. It has a well-lit, viewable sample chamber, touch button operation, integrated camera, and a selectable analysis spot size. Action levels for Consumer Products and/or RoHS regulations are preprogrammed for Pass/Fail results within seconds on alloys, polymers and mixed materials. The Xpert for Consumer/RoHS Regulations has a safe and secure closed-beam configuration and operation is completely independent of an external PC. It can be powered by battery and is lightweight making it easily transportable for wherever and whenever testing is needed.
The Xpert for Consumer and RoHS Safety programs is a fast, accurate, and cost effective XRF analyzer optimized for analysis of lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), mercury (Hg), chromium (Cr) and other toxic elements in metals, plastic, and mixed materials. It provides detection limits that are well within typical regulatory limits in most materials. It provides the ability to test not only at retail locations, but also at loading docks and manufacturing sites to screen imported/exported toys, jewelry, clothing, electronics and other consumer products before they become a problem.
Operation is simple and straightforward. An object is placed directly on the analysis window or, if small, secured in the sample holder to orient it. The chamber door is closed and the operator presses “Start” to acquire results. The small spot collimator is used for very small objects or for small areas on an object. A digital image of the object can be stored and/or sent along with the analytical results directly to a printer in report format, completely independent of an external PC.
Regulators and industry stake holders depend on XRF analyzers for rapid product and component screening to monitor compliance with CPSIA, RoHS, WEEE, EN71-3 and other regulations. Olympus worked with stakeholders well before the July 2006 EU RoHS Directive went into effect to provide the best possible XRF user experience to meet the impending regulatory requirements. Olympus continues to follow the development of global regulations to ensure our analyzers and technology stay ahead of the regulatory requirements. And, we continue to stay in touch with industrial and regulatory XRF customers to meet and exceed their expectations with technology advancements and value added features.
The new Xpert for Consumer/ RoHS combines regulatory recommended XRF technology with all of these value added features to provide the ideal tool for a Reasonable Testing Program (RTP), affording economy of operational costs, space, and time with a seamless integration of data and results.
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