Thermo Fisher Niton XL Series

Handheld XRF Analyzer


Handheld and mobile Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers are engineered for accurate, reliable elemental analysis and ease of use. Fit. Form. Function. Our rock-solid instrument platforms are engineered for the most demanding customer applications. Fast and precise, our nondestructive, lightweight XRF analyzers also lead the way in performing

  • Metal alloy analysis
  • Scrap metal sorting & recycling
  • Positive material identification (PMI)
  • Toy lead testing
  • Precious metals & jewelry analysis
  • Cadmium & lead testing in jewelry
  • RoHS compliance testing
  • QA/QC in the manufacturing environment
  • Mining & exploration
  • Analysis of soils & sediments
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Elemental drywall testing & screening
  • Geochemical mapping
  • Lead paint testing

Designed for any location and virtually any field environment or weather condition, our award-winning handheld Thermo Scientific Niton XL2 Series and Niton ® XL3 Series XRF analyzers as well as our Niton FXL Series field x-ray lab and our Niton DXL countertop precious metal analyzer give you reliable results available in seconds...saving significant expense in comparison to traditional lab testing. Providing an analytical range from magnesium through the transuranic elements, all of our XRF analyzer families are now available with Thermo Scientific GOLDD technology. Our XRF analyzers feature superior detection limits and shorter measurement times...increasing productivity and providing a higher profit potential with lower long-term cost of ownership for our tens of thousands of customers around the world.

10,000 portable XRF analyzers with integrated camera and 4,000 analyzers with small spot capabilities sold

“This is a very exciting milestone for us and we owe it all to our terrific customers,” said Lisa Witte, Vice President and General Manager, Thermo Scientific Portable Analytical Instruments. “We thank our customers for their support and loyalty over the years, and will continue to develop breakthrough products that improve the way they do business.”

First introduced in 1998, the Thermo Scientific Niton series of handheld XRF analyzers has been sold in over 100 countries, and in 2008, an integrated camera and small spot capabilities were added to the analyzers.

These x-ray fluorescence instruments enable users to analyze samples with either an 8mm spot size or collimate the beam to 3mm, with simple push of a button. Common industry applications for the technology include weld analysis, identification of toxic metals in toys, RoHS compliance, and geochemical analysis of veins in core samples from mining exploration.

Combining ease of use with superior accuracy, the handheld Niton XL2 and Niton XL3t analyzers provide rapid, comprehensive analysis of up to 32 elements simultaneously, with superior accuracy and precision. The testing protocol is nondestructive, so no material is lost or damaged in the testing process. Offered in a value package, the instrument comes standard with a battery and battery charger, software, PC connection cables and locking carrying case.

Designed for any location and virtually any field environment or weather condition, our award-winning handheld Thermo Scientific Niton XL2 Series and Niton® XL3 Series XRF analyzers as well as our Niton FXL Series field x-ray lab and our Niton DXL countertop precious metal analyzer give you reliable results available in seconds...saving significant expense in comparison to traditional lab testing. Providing an analytical range from magnesium through the transuranic elements, all of our XRF analyzer families are now available with Thermo Scientific GOLDD technology. Our XRF analyzers feature superior detection limits and shorter measurement times...increasing productivity and providing a higher profit potential with lower long-term cost of ownership for our tens of thousands of customers around the world.


Hong Kong tainted water scare 2015

A number of Hong Kong's housing estates found themselves at the centre of a tainted water scandal after tests commissioned by the Democratic Party in June 2015 showed that samples taken from tap water in Kai Ching Estate in Kowloon City contained amounts of lead exceeding WHO standards. Subsequent tests by the government showed water samples from at least two other public estates, in Kwai Chung and Sha Tin, also contained excessive lead.

According to RTHK's news, The Development Secretary, Paul Chan, said a contractor responsible for water pipes was suspected of using welding materials that contained lead. He said that would be a breach of the law and the contractor could face prosecution.

According to HKSAR's Press Releases, In assisting the WSD (Water Supplies Department) to conduct on-site investigation, the GL (Government Laboratory) will use a portable rapid testing device to initially test whether a water supply component contains lead by employing a rapid and non-destructive detection technique, namely X-ray fluorescence spectrometry.

    

Thermo Niton XL3 Handheld XRF Analyzer video screenshot

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