Skyray XRF of Seaford, Del. has introduced a budget-priced compact desktop XRF model with the capability of detecting lead, cadmium and other hazardous substances in finished goods. The EDX-3000 x-ray fluorescence analyzer is priced in the $30,000 range. The product was initially developed for precious metal testing applications, aimed at determining gold purity analysis and various related tests. The company added an HS-Package (collimator and filter package) to provide the sensitivity required to meet the detection limits of various toxic metals regulations. Skyray chose the EDX-3000 for the HS-Package because it is the company’s lowest-cost XRF analyzer and provides an economical option.