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Component Testing for RoHS

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Hi, Is anyone out there already testing components from the... - Oct 28, 2005 by

Amol

#37400

Component Testing for RoHS | 28 October, 2005

Hi, Is anyone out there already testing components from their suppliers for:

1. to determine if the components vendors are slipping LF finish components without notifying the end user so, eventually these end up in a leaded assembly for a exempt product

or

2. to determine if the LF components being provided meet the RoHS standards

if so, what techniques are being used?? is anyone using the portable XRF?, any in house chemical methods??

are there labs out there that will do the component inspection/certification on an ongoing basis??

Thanks in advance, Amol

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JW

#37404

Component Testing for RoHS | 28 October, 2005

We are planning to purchase a portable XRF unit to do our LF component testing. While we were running our first proto run of LF boards for a customer, we just happen to demo a XRF unit and found lead in a "certified Lead-free component"!!! Considering this WILL happen again, we have decided to make the ($$$) investment. When not in use, you can even do contract testing for others possibly.

Good Luck

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Amol

#37406

Component Testing for RoHS | 28 October, 2005

thank you for the info. what brand XRF and what is the $$$??

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KEN

#37432

Component Testing for RoHS | 29 October, 2005

I looked at the Thermo and innov-X systems. Low was 32K, high was 40K. Ouch.

I wish Kmart had these on sale.

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Amol

#37449

Component Testing for RoHS | 31 October, 2005

hi ken, thanks, ouch is the right word. i can only imagine the management when they hear this figure. you talked about contracting the detection process. any chane you/your company will be able to do it?

Amol

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Amol

#37451

Component Testing for RoHS | 31 October, 2005

sorry, JW brought up the contracting idea,

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KEN

#37487

Component Testing for RoHS | 31 October, 2005

Actually we had a meeting with our solder supplier and thought a possible service they could offer would be a loaner program or on-site testing with portable XRF. I don't expect this will go far up the food chain. But, you never know.

Currently we are sending 3 samples per month for analysis. When a imbalance occures a correction must be done which requires a verification sample analysis.

I thought it would be nifty if our local rep could loan us the unit for a day.

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Slaine

#37490

Component Testing for RoHS | 1 November, 2005

we have two desk top XRFs and i would strongly recomend the desk top version over the hand held, its a lot more features and is more acurate. XRFs were mainly used for mesuring plating thiknesses before RoHS, and if your looking to use one most plating labs have them.

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Amol

#37509

Component Testing for RoHS | 1 November, 2005

can you give me details of the analysis lab?? (location, cost and such)

thanks for your help Amol

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JW

#37565

Component Testing for RoHS | 2 November, 2005

We have demo'ed the Niton and the Innov-X Systems' units. Prices quoted to us were exactly as Ken had mentioned. Serious Ouch but the situation I mentioned sure helped sway management towards a purchase.

In addition to contracting spare time with the unit, you can do your LF wave solder analysis in-house!

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KEN

#37573

Component Testing for RoHS | 2 November, 2005

My original intent was wave solder analysis. However, after getting the price quotes I quickly changed my tune to" Ya know we could this in incomming inspection also."

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Erik

#37721

Component Testing for RoHS | 8 November, 2005

Being a mostly-government contract house, we bought an XRF for R/I to inspect for the PRESENCE of lead in components. No matter which brand you get, they are all easy to use and relatively fast. We were very impressed with the software capabilities of the Fischer units. Although we are looking for exactly the opposite of what you guys are looking for (presence of lead vs no lead) we have found our parts vendors to be.....not perfect.

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Loco

#37777

Component Testing for RoHS | 10 November, 2005

I've been told these machines measure an area of 1 to 2cm�, if so how would you be able to just measure the plating of let's say a regular 0805?

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Terenzio Facchinetti

#37899

Component Testing for RoHS: how to do it | 16 November, 2005

Concerning RoHS testing I would like to inform you that a service is provided to achieve compliance by UL: Underwriter Laboratories.

Service consisting of (all or each can be requested as stand alone service):

- Preliminary investigation (what I have to test and which testing) - Testing (developed specific for all RoHS substances) - Database for tracking compliant results - Survellance to demonstrate continous compliance - RSCS full program (Restricted Substances Compliance Solutions) - RoHS informal checks/audit - Commercial Inpection Services at your suppliers/supply chain - RoHS /RSCS seminars for you, your compamy, your suppliers

as well as via the enclosed link

http://ul-europe.com/en/solutions/services/rscs.php

regards

Dr. Terenzio Facchinetti

Contacts: For Central Europe: Gordon.Biezeveld@nl.ul.com For South Europe: Fabio.Bartocci@it.ul.com For UK & Nordic countries: gregory.reed@uk.ul.com

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Terenzio Facchinetti

#37901

Component Testing for RoHS | 16 November, 2005

PLease see my message on the web SMTnet today realted to the topic

cheers Terenzio

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Amol

#37906

Component Testing for RoHS | 16 November, 2005

Any one in the United States doing this?

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Gordon Biezeveld

#37926

Component Testing for RoHS | 17 November, 2005

Dear Amol,

UL has a world wide Restricted Substances Compliance Services program that you might find interesting. Just send me an e-mail in which you tell me both your office adress, and/or type of product - I will inform you, whom best to contact. You could also have a look at our website http://www.ul.com/rscs

UL Customer Service Professionals are available from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. across all North American time zones to provide you with a quote or project status, or to offer you assistance in resolving non-technical questions. Contact customer service via phone at +1-877-854-3577.

With best regards, Gordon

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Slaine

#37960

Component Testing for RoHS | 18 November, 2005

the two desk top units i have measure an area around 0.75mm square.

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#41156

Component Testing for RoHS | 24 April, 2006

Slaine,

We are looking at XRF for RoHS due diligence. . . We have looked at a couple of hand-held, but wonder if they will get us where we need to be. . . are looking at benchtops.

Would you be willing to contact me off-line regarding what you have and how you ended up there?

Thanks

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#41243

Component Testing for RoHS | 27 April, 2006

I was contemplaiting purchasing a hand held XRF myself but decided they wouldnt be acurate enough for us. But two manufacturers did offer to lend me the units to evaluate them. I would recommend doing this before you buy one. feel free to contact me off line.

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