Restricted Materials, Handheld XRF Spectrometry

Hazardous Materials: Efficient Handheld XRF Analysis of Restricted Substances

The requirement to comply with a host of material restriction regulation like the 2006 European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive and the CPSIA 2008 has driven manufacturers to find new and more efficient ways of testing components, finished goods and sub-assemblies for banned substances.

The Bruker S1 TITAN uses X-ray fluorescence (XRF) for a quick and completely non-destructive method of testing for lead free manufacturing, RoHS compliance and the detection of heavy metals in toys and consumer products. Based on our revolutionary Silicon Drift Detector, the S1 TITAN provides rapid and accurate analysis. Materials such as lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), chrome (Cr), cadmium (Cd), and bromine (Br) can all be easily detected with the S1 TITAN at part per million levels.

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Testing children's toys with the S1 TITAN

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