Software analysis tool to aid RoHS compliance

WOBURN, Mass., 29 May 2006. Innov-X Systems in Woburn, Mass., is offering software to assist manufacturers in complying with the European Union's Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directives.

May 29th, 2006

WOBURN, Mass., 29 May 2006. Innov-X Systems in Woburn, Mass., is offering software to assist manufacturers in complying with the European Union's Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directives.

The new software enables rapid screening of electronics systems, PC boards, plastic parts, and components for RoHS compliance. The software makes it possible to screen large quantities of electronics and components quickly without stopping to re-program the XRF system for each sample tested.

It automatically senses and adjusts for the different types-alloy, plastic or mixed samples. Mixed samples, consisting of plastic and alloy, can be wires and/or finished circuit boards. It uses settings, algorithms, and calibrations best suited to the specific sample. The software simplifies screening, as described by IEC protocol, with its PASS/FAIL guidelines.

Alternatively, users may customize the analysis by entering their specific PASS/FAIL criteria. The screen clearly displays information for each sample, as well as indicating whether the overall sample is compliant or not.

Portable XRF is the non-destructive testing (NDT) method for RoHS screening. It is described in a Protocol published by the International Electrotechnical Commission's Advisory Committee on Environmental Aspects.

Such screening allows manufacturers to segregate leaded and lead-free inventory, perform due diligence testing to verify supplier certifications, and integrate with process quality control for ISO 9000. For more information contact Innov-X online at www.innov-xsys.com.

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