Quality control personnel and managers in the metal finishing, metal fabrication, oil and gas, pipeline, automotive and/or aerospace industries require accurate measurements of coatings. The Thermo Scientific Niton XL5 handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyser is the smallest and lightest handheld XRF alloy analyser available today and allows for the required accuracy.
Thermo Scientific has released new software for the XRF analyser, which includes WiFi support and a new coatings mode for extended functionality and applications support.
Designed to provide lab-quality results, the new coatings mode allows users to measure the thickness or weight of up to four coating layers, including alloys, compounds and pure metals. Additionally, users of the analyser can define substrate layers consisting of alloys, pure metals, plastics and wood. This doubles the number of coating layers that could be measured by previous models.
The Niton XL5 analyser is the only handheld XRF analyser on the market that is capable of penetrating up to four layers using a standardless fundamental parameter calibration and eliminating the need to calibrate using samples.
WiFi support enables wireless connectivity between the Niton XL5 analyser and the user’s computer network. This give users the option to automatically transfer data from the analyser directly to a specified network folder to save time and streamline workflows.
The Niton XL5 software release also includes:
- Fingerprint mode, allowing users to scan and store materials within the analyser’s library for the purpose of identifying unknown materials when compared to existing library entries.
- Data field sets, offering users the ability, both on the analyser and now in the NitonConnect PC software, to create collections of customized fields for data entry during analysis.
- Easy trigger functionality, providing operators the ability to scan materials utilising a single click, eliminating the need to hold down the trigger button for the duration of a scan.
- Alloy identification in general metals mode according to German DIN and Chinese GB standards and nomenclature.
“These new capabilities are intended to help our customers address and overcome the most complex challenges when assessing the chemical composition of metals,” said Julie Planchet, Vice President and General Manager, Portable Analytical Instruments, Thermo Fisher. “We will continue to evolve the Niton XL5 analyser by rolling out additional software updates and WiFi capabilities designed to help our customers with their analytical challenges.”
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