Archive for July, 2010

Youtube Videos Update

Youtube Video

Youtube Video

In reviewing the Quickshot XRF Youtube page (linked here) we see that one video stands as the most viewed.  It is our quick clip of our QSX-79T Gold Tester web-demo and it is the first of our videos to reach 1,000 views.  Congratulations to the video!

Personally, I feel that the short demonstration of our Handheld XRF for RoHS testing is the more interested video but that’s because I developed it.  It is closing in on 400 views and I hope to see it hit 1,000 some day.

Maybe the gold tester video was viewed more because its less than a minute or gold testing is the most popular application or because our distributors show the video on their site?  Let us know what is important to you in a video and what X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) topics you would like reviewed in video – we look forward to getting on camera again.

CPSIA Screening vs CPSIA Testing

Is your organization and its product line affected by CPSIA regulations?

If so, you may already be utilizing an outside organization to provide you with critical information that can affect your company.  That is CPSIA testing and is a requirement under the current regulation (third party testing).

CPSIA Screening Equipment

CPSIA Screening Equipment

However, one of the most popular uses of the Handheld XRF analyzer from QSX Instruments continues to be in-house screening of consumer products.  This secondary screening for lead, cadmium and other hazardous metals relating to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) is popular as a safeguard for companies that also have third party testing completed and/or receive compliance information from their suppliers.

The companies that use our analyzer want the extra layer of protection – they may have a portion of their product tested by an outside source or they may receive assurance by a supplier…but as one Handheld XRF user told me “at the end of the day, its my butt on the line”.  Having the ability to verify with in-house screening procedures (utilizing a Quickshot XRF Handheld Analyzer) adds that extra layer of assurance that products meet the standards and the outside testing information is correct.

Current users of the Quickshot XRF for CPSIA Screening include:
-  Sporting Good Manufacturers and Distributors
-  Cosmetics/Beauty Product Importers
-  Clothing and Accessory Manufacturers
-  Jewelry Importers and Retailers
-  Arts and Crafts Supply Manufacturers
Many more could be listed since so many industries are affected…

         Add to the conversation by commenting
          Do you feel having an extra layer of verification is important – or not? 
          Is it part of your procedures or one you are considering – or not?
          comment through the XRF-Blog or contact Quickshot XRF directly to discuss (linked here).