RoHS Compliant? Portable XRF can help.
Innov-X SMTA Exhibit to Focus on Lead Free & RoHS Compliance
Recent studies indicate that up to 50% of supplier certifications state products are RoHS compliant, yet they fail to pass testing. Learn how using X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) to screen components, parts and PCB’s will help with compliance for the growing demands of international RoHS* Directives. It’s guaranteed to make a visit to Innov-X’s Booth at the SMTA’s Ohio Valley Vendor Show† worthwhile.
Portable XRF, in many cases, provides a simple, fast, non-destructive screening method to confirm suppliers’ certifications and mitigate risk. Innov-X offers the most complete range of handheld to benchtop XRF instruments.
NEW Laser-Focus Camera System Handheld XRF for revolutionary small-spot testing which displays the image and sample target on the color PDA screen in real-time. This handheld XRF will also capture a digital picture AND test results for RoHS compliance documentation – all in the world’s most portable handheld XRF Analyzer. It is ideal for evaluating non-homogeneous parts such as PCB’s where the beam can be focused (down to 3mm diameter) on a small component, solder joint, lead or terminal. You can switch from collimated pinpoint to full-field analysis with the touch of a button. Snapshot images of samples analyzed are saved as part of your test records. The analyzer can measure up to 25 elements in a single test with pinpoint precision.
NEW X-50 Mobile XRF is a high-powered, portable XRF: the ultimate benchtop XRF featuring 10x or more the power of handhelds now in a mobile package. Test Cd down to 1 ppm in many sample types, 10 ppm in alloys. This is ideal for the RoHS Packaging Directive which requires sum of Cd, Hg, Pb, Cr less than 100 ppm.
Inspector Series™ Handheld XRF is ideal for testing Pb content in solder and parts, with the simplest configuration of any handheld XRF. This testing is vital to avoid tin whiskering resulting from using the wrong solder materials.
Innov-X Handheld XRF analyzers are simple, yet effective, screening devices that can be taken virtually anywhere. They have the ability to alert users to banned metals, using pass or fail criteria. They will document total Cr, Br, Pb, Hg, and Cd. In just seconds, prohibited materials can be identified and quantified.
Innov-X patent pending RoHS Engine method and RoHS-Star™ software makes screening and quantitative analysis fast, reliable, and easy to use. They automatically determine if a sample is homogenous or non-homogenous, polymer or alloy, and optimizes the analyzer for best precision and detection limits. No user input is required – thus virtually eliminating the possibility of user errors.
Simple Path to Compliance via Rental Program—
Innov-X is helping manufacturers and component suppliers achieve RoHS Compliance. “We have cut pricing virtually to our cost as a means of helping the U.S. manufacturers become compliant. This is our way to help the electronic component suppliers, OEM’s, and contract manufacturers mitigate the impact of RoHS. It is a complex directive and we are helping suppliers and manufacturers reduce the impact on their operations. Our new XRF rental program and RoHS-Star™ software demonstrates our commitment to supporting this vital industry.” notes Don Sackett, President of Innov-X.
Sackett further observes: “Many companies have not yet reported the financial impact of RoHS. Manufacturers, particularly those that are attempting to address compliance for the first time, tend to underestimate the true costs of noncompliance. The withdrawal of some Apple and Palm non-compliant products from EU markets** are examples of effects on the bottom line. Furthermore, as responsibilities of management, RoHS’ impact can fall under the reporting provisions of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Law.”
RoHS Screening Approach—European Union regulations for RoHS compliance can pose a challenge to most companies. Many observers of EU directives believe they will focus on “due diligence”, and this may be a key to mitigating impact or penalties. “Due Diligence” is defined as a combination of obtaining and checking supplier certifications, and verifying certifications via a testing program. With using an Innov-X Portable XRF analyzer in a screening test program, prohibited materials can be identified in just seconds.
More information can be accessed at the RoHS Interactive Media Center at: http://www.innovxsys.com/rohs-pr