M1 MISTRAL, Compact Tabletop µ-XRF Spectrometer

Restricted Materials

RoHS application with M1 MISTRAL
The RoHS directive restricts the use of specific
hazardous materials in electronic products.

The Micro-XRF technique is widely used to monitor various critical elements within a production process or incoming material inspection. For manufacturers and distributors, it is critical to ensure that products are envinronmentally safe and do not contain any harmful substance. The M1 MISTRAL Micro-XRF analyzer can be used to verify the compliance of electrical products and other consumer products with regulations such as EU RoHS directive, CPSIA, and many others. These regulations define the maximum allowed limit of hazardous elements for different consumer products and electronics.

The M1 MISTRAL benchtop Micro-XRF spectrometer provides a unique combination of measurement precision and ease of use that makes it easy to ensure that the products are environmentally safe. It allows the analysis of a wide range of restricted elements in electronics, metals and plastics. One typical application is to ensure that soldering material is RoHS compliant and contains less than 1000 ppm lead; with the M1 MISTRAL this can be easily done in a wide range of samples, from bulk solder bars or finished circuit boards.

Micro-XRF can help ensure regulatory compliance as part of the reasonable testing program. The M1 MISTRAL allows RoHS screening according to the IEC 62321 RoHS XRF testing method.