Testing children's toys with the S1 TITAN
Regulations restricting hazardous substances in consumer and industrial electronics have been implemented worldwide over the last decade, with responsibility for compliance resting on the shoulders of the entire supply chain from raw materials suppliers to final product manufacturers. This group of regulations—commonly known as Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulations—restricts five core substances, with some additional substances that vary by country.
The five core substances that are restricted by virtually every nation that has such regulations are lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Mg), chromium (Cr), and bromine (Br). These elements can potentially be found in a variety of electronic components including PCBs, solder, fire retardant agents, etc. In order to ensure compliance and product safety, manufacturers need tools to quickly screen for the presence of these restricted hazardous elements. The process of RoHS screening is a staple of due diligence for every part of the electronic supply chain. The BRUKER S1 TITAN is a purpose-built RoHS screening tool.