X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a nondestructive analysis technique that uses a concentrated beam of X-ray to determine the amount and type of elements in a device. Our professional team does this in-house utilizing the Innov-X Systems Model Delta (XRF) Tester. This test validates if the component Lead (Pb) or Lead-free terminations conform to the manufacturing specifications.
XRF is able to do this by exposing each piece to radiation. Charged particles are concentrated onto the component, causing the substances contained by it to emit. They are then measured and recorded to determine how much of each substance is found in the part.3
Put in place by the European Union in 2001, the RoHS has made manufacturers curb the use of certain substances and chemicals that are considered hazardous to our health. The six substances that are restricted for use in electronic and electrical equipment manufacturing under RoHS are:
• Hexavalent chromium
• Polybrominated biphenyls
• Polybrominated diphenyl ether
XRF testing with North Shore Components allows our engineers to breakdown the chemical makeup of parts to determine the material makeup each component. The amount of each substance is determined by the intensity of their spectral line energy.
The FISCHERSCOPE X-RAY XDAL 237 is universally applicable energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence measuring instrument. It is especially well suited for non-destructive measurements and analysing very thin coatings, even with very complex compositions or small concentrations as well as automated measurement tasks.
• Coating Thickness Measurement
• Measurement of coatings on large boards, flex PCBs, three-dimensional components and chrome coatings
• Analysis of electroplating baths
• Analysis of functional coatings in the electronics and semiconductor industry
• Analysis of hard material coatings, for example CrN, TiN or TiCN
Take advantage of our cutting edge testing methods to ensure the authenticity of your components. Contact us today to learn how.
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