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New XRF analyser to simplify metal chemistry analysis

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Managers, operators and quality control personnel in the fabrication, positive material identification and scrap metal industries can now assess the chemical composition of metals with a new analyser that is smaller and lighter than currently available x-ray fluorescence (XRF) alloy analysers on the market today.

The Thermo Scientific Niton XL5 analyser is designed to provide results rapidly and with a high level of accuracy. Weighing only 2.8 lbs (1.3 kg), the compact Niton XL5 analyser enables operators to access difficult-to-reach areas to maximise test coverage, reducing user fatigue and providing exceptionally low limits of detection (LODs). Other features include a new electronics processor that enables real-time results display, and a hot-swappable battery and travel charger for improved operator efficiency in the field.

“Precise quality control testing of metal chemistry is becoming increasingly important, especially in the high-growth metals fabrication market,” said Howard Kopech, Vice President/General Manager, portable analytical instruments for Thermo Fisher Scientific. “We designed the Niton XL5 analyser to increase user productivity and confidence while providing a powerful solution to help our customers achieve increased levels of quality assurance, quality control and analytical performance.”

The Niton XL5 analyser provides enhanced communication capabilities through Bluetooth and GPS connectivity. The Thermo Scientific NitonConnect companion PC software delivers easy data transfer and remote viewing functionality when the analyser is mounted in a test stand.

The Thermo Scientific Niton XL5 analyser also offers:

  • A new powerful 5W x-ray tube to provide improved detection of light elements.
  • Micro and macro cameras for enhanced data collection.
  • Customizable profiles that can be created for different applications prior to testing.
  • A new user interface and display that includes a touchscreen with swiping functionality.
  • Improved ingress protection for rugged environments.

The Niton XL5 analyser is part of the family of Thermo Scientific handheld XRF analysers that includes the existing Niton XL2 and Niton XL3 series. In addition, the new Thermo Scientific Niton XL2 100G complements the instrument portfolio by providing rapid general metals identification in a value platform, designed to give customers cost-efficient, reliable, real-time results in the field.

Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner

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