Regulatory compliance screening using handheld XRFThe X-MET8000CG handheld energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) analyser provides rapid and reliable regulatory compliance screening of consumer goods, from raw materials, to components, to finished products, at various stages: incoming inspection, stock inventory, checks of imported goods, and manufacturing quality control.

For manufacturers, retailers and importers, the X-MET8000CG improves the regulatory compliance management process by preventing costly rejects, reworks or recalls, identifying restricted or hazardous elements before they enter the manufacturing process or supply chain.

For these companies a focus on regulatory compliance means:

  • Increased operational transparency
  • The putting in place of reasonable testing programs (RTP)

The optimised geometry of the large-area SDD (silicon drift detector) and X-ray tube delivers exceptional speed and superior sensitivity, enabling low limits of detection for optimum screening accuracy, meaning a reduction in the number of costly analyses performed at thrid-party laboratories. A few of the many advantages of the X-MET8000CG are:

  • Conforms to IEC Method 62321, as per Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) rules
  • Easy-to-use - Intuitive, icon-driven user interface requiring minimal operator training, in Regulated Goods mode, the analyser automatically selects the right calibration and the customisable display provides colour-coded pass/fail messages
  • Powerful data management - Store up to 100,000 results including spectra and sample image, share them using Wifi and print them via Bluetooth
  • Flexible report generator to create professional customised reports including results, spectra, company logo, operator information, camera image etc.; included as standard
  • XRF is a non-destructive technique, so that items tested can be kept for future records or re-introduced into the supply chain
  • Minimises downtime - Quick-swap analysis window: no tools required to change if broken or dirty
  • Maximises productivity - Up and running in seconds, results in seconds and a 10-12 hours battery life enable a high measurement throughput
  • Truly portable - small with great ergonomics, the X-MET8000CG only weighs 1.5kg (with battery). Take the analyser to the sample, not the other way around!
  • Optional small-spot collimator (3mm diameter) to isolate specific features from surrounding materials and measure them accurately

With its low cost per analysis, the X-MET8000CG makes the perfect tool for 1st party screening, alongside 3rd party laboratory testing.

Expand the sections below for more information about regulatory compliance screening using handheld XRF.

Fast and Reliable Regulatory Compliance Screening Using Handheld XRF Analysis

CPSIA, RoHS testing using XRF analysisManufacturers, suppliers and importers of electronic equipment, children’s products and other consumer goods, are affected by the regulations regarding the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), which can impact businesses in Europe, as well as other directives (e.g. CPSIA - Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act - of 2008, Packaging directive, WEEE – Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, etc).

So manufacturers and retailers alike, need to meet strict regulations on levels of chlorine (Cl), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), chromium (Cr), Bromine (Br) and other restricted toxic elements in plastics, product packaging, metals or mixed materials.

X-MET8000CG for the rapid and reliable incoming inspection and screening of...

  • Consumer products for restricted toxic elements
  • Metal parts/fasteners for composition analysis and grade verification
  • Raw polymers and plastic items for Cl and Br
  • Packaging material for Cd, Pb and Hg
  • Electronic components, connectors, cables etc.for Cd, Pb, Br, Hg, Cr and other elements
  • Solder – incoming bar stock as well as ladle dips and solder balls for Sn, Pb, Cu, Ag, Bi, Cd etc.
  • High-reliability electronic components to ensure the presence of required Pb levels

X-MET8000CG - Easy to use, powerful & provides reliable results

  • Easy to use with minimal operator training required
  • Fast, gives reliable results in seconds; so a high analysis throughput
  • Screening with no or little sample preparation; no need for solvents or expensive sample preparation equipment
  • Know what you are measuring, the integrated camera provides accurate positioning of the analyser on the sample
  • X-MET8000CG automatically detects the sample matrix and selects the right calibration for the sample type
  • Get a result that is representative of the whole sample, using the averaging function. An accurate, representative result when testing inhomogeneous samples
  • Flexible and powerful data management and connectivity
  • Rapid, with a typical testing time of 30-90s

Ultimate performance combined with superior versatility

  • Fastest start-up: ready in about 20 seconds
  • Longest battery life on the market (10-12 hours)
  • Largest screen on the market (4.3”) for great results visibility
  • Low limits of detection for optimum screening accuracy
  • Rugged, built with rubber bumpers to protect against shocks, a large heatsink for optimum stability, an impact-resistant plastic housing and is IP54 rated for protection against dust and splashed water
  • Light stand and safety shield for the measurement of small parts
  • Benchtop stand, cleverly transforms the X-MET8000CG into a benchtop analyser to measure awkward shapes or small samples

Compliance Screening - Regulations Examples

With Regulated Goods mode, the X-MET8000CG automatically detects the sample matrix and selects the right calibration.

Handheld XRF enables the rapid screening of regulated elements for compliance to the following directives and regulations:

  • CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) of 2008
  • RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
  • WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
  • ELV (End of Life Vehicles)
  • Packaging
  • Halogen-free
  • Proposition 65
  • EN 71-3
  • ...And more

Accessories for the X-MET8000CG

Handheld portable XRF sturdy carry caseCarrying Case

A compact, rugged and waterproof case for easy storage and transportation of the X-MET8000CG and its accessories.

Portable Benchtop Unit for Handheld X-MET XRF AnalyserBenchtop Stand

When repeatable positioning of the analyser or longer measurement times are required for best accuracy and precision (e.g. analysis of small parts, electronic components, powders, etc.) convert the X-MET to a benchtop analyser with a large chamber, in a matter of seconds with our benchtop stand.

The stand includes fail-safe interlocks and visible “X-rays on” warning lights for uncompromised radiation safety and local compliance.

With its foldable legs the X-MET8000 benchtop stand can be transported anywhere and is powered from the X-MET.

Handheld XRF portable stand with safety shieldLight Stand and Safety Shield

A portable 2-part small stand for the safe analysis of small samples (e.g. fasteners, sample cups).

Handheld XRF radiation shieldLight Radiation Shield

An easy-fit radiation shield to minimise the scatter of X-rays from low density samples (e.g. aluminium alloys, plastics).

Handheld XRF background plateBackground Plate

Placed under thin, flat low-density samples, the background plate minimises scattered X-rays, and ensures accurate results by stopping X-rays going through the samples.

Handheld XRF Analyser HolsterHolster

Secure holster frees your hands when not measuring samples, and makes the X-MET easy to transport on-site and easy to access.

Handheld XRF wrist strap & lanyardWrist Strap and Lanyard

For the safe and secure use of the analyser, also allowing hands-free on-site transportation.

Handheld XRF analysis & Bluetooth printerWireless Bluetooth® Printer

Portable battery operated Bluetooth® printer for on-site results’ print outs (on paper or sticky labels) to avoid mix-ups and re-testing.

Handheld XRF analysis & barcode scannerBluetooth® Barcode Scanner

Quickly define sample name and/or additional information to prevent typing errors and save time with complicated sample names.

 

Regulatory Compliance Screening - Image Gallery

The X-MET8000CG provides on-site, non-destructive analysis for rapid decision making

X-MET8000CG

X-MET8000CG

X-MET8000CG Left

X-MET8000CG Left

X-MET8000CG Right

X-MET8000CG Right

Benchtop Closed

Benchtop Closed

Benchtop & X-MET

Benchtop & X-MET

PCB

PCB

Kid's Toy

Kid's Toy

Clothing

Clothing

Kid's Toy

Kid's Toy

PCB

PCB

Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Camera Positioning

Camera Positioning

Quick-Swap

Quick-Swap

Sample Report

Sample Report

Colour-coded

Colour-coded

X-MET8000CG - Brochure Download

For further information, please download the X-MET8000CG brochure

Regulatory compliance screening using the X-MET8000CG handheld XRF analyser

The X-MET8000CG handheld energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) analyser provides rapid and reliable regulatory compliance screening of consumer goods.

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