The new RoHS Directive scope has been extended to all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), including medical devices, monitoring and control instruments, and EEE products not covered under the previous ten categories (the eleventh equipment category) unless specifically excluded. The timeline for the applied extension EEE:
RoHS XRF screening is a cost-effective method to determine compliance levels in products and parts. X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis can be used as a pre-screening method for compliance since it focuses primarily on the parts of a product with the highest risk of containing RoHS substances and can identify the presence of these substances in their elemental form at high output, minimal or no sample preparation, and by a wide, dynamic range of measured concentrations.
If XRF screening indicates that samples do not contain RoHS substances above the legal threshold, there is a substantially reduced need for further testing such as wet chemical analysis, ICP, UV-VIS, and GC/MS.