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Metal alloy verification in any industry

Metal manufacturing and processing requires precision at the elemental level, but with globalized trade in scrap metal, the rise in counterfeit metals, and the possibility of inaccurate material test reports (MTRs), all participants in the metal industry—suppliers, distributors, inspectors and industrial consumers—are at risk of alloy mix-ups.  

Misidentifying metal hurts your brand and your bottom line. Wrong or out-of-specification alloy grades can lead to potentially catastrophic equipment failures, a well-known issue in the refining and aerospace industries.

Businesses that buy and recycle gold also have a lot at stake. Failing to identify counterfeit gold or inaccurately measuring karat (K) weight of gold jewelry can be an expensive mistake.

Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ portable XRF analyzers play an important role in any industry where positive material identification and elemental chemistry are critical. With lab-quality results delivered in seconds rather than the days or weeks it can take for a traditional testing laboratory, production delays can be avoided, safety compliance achieved, and customer expectations met.

Our analyzers can instantly verify the quality and composition of metals at the point of delivery, on the production line, or at finished product inspection points. Niton analyzers equipped with Thermo Scientific™ AuDIT™ gold-plating detection technology identify the precious metal content in jewelry, coins, and other valuable products with fire assay-comparable accuracy. 



Rapid results, defensible data, increased productivity

From a volatile commodities market to financing, safety, and employment issues, the pressure on mining companies to increase efficiency and productivity has never been greater. With a fierce competitive landscape and substantial capital investments at stake, mining companies need to quickly identify and recover the most economically viable resources. 

Miners seek solutions for rapid sample analysis that will enable them to increase discovery success rates, identify drill targets quickly, make on-site decisions about whether to stop or continue drilling, and decide where to focus on the grid. Miners must also get an accurate report to the capital markets as fast as possible.

Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers are making a critical difference in mining exploration and production. Designed for rugged field environments, our analyzers provide rapid, on-site qualitative screening directly in-situ or lab-quality quantitative analysis on prepared samples, bypassing the costly and time-consuming process of sending samples to off-site laboratories and waiting days, or even months, for critical data. With rapid sample analysis, you get real-time geochemical data to guide drilling decisions, enable high-productivity operations, and gain a competitive advantage.



Instantly mitigate hazardous material threats in the factory, in the field, and in the home

Toxic metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium potentially touch our lives every day, from paint and asbestos in homes and buildings to clothing, toys, and electronics – even art and artifacts.

Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ and Thermo Scientific™ microPHAZIR™ portable analyzers  are trusted by key regulatory agencies to screen consumer products for these hazardous materials. Manufacturers, builders, and remediation specialists rely on our analyzers to positively identify hazardous materials in the field for improved worksite safety and internal quality control.

Our Products

Niton XL5

XL5 XRF Analyzer

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Top of the line, smallest tube based handheld XRF on the market with the best performance. Next generation features and interface, this is future of XRF units

Niton XL3t

XL3t Ultra XRF Analyzer

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The largest detector available for low levels of detection and faster results over our XL3t GOLDD+ units

Niton XL3t Gold

XL3t Goldd+ XRF Analyzer

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Premium model with a full suite of features to give superior analytical results, especially for light elements such as Mg, Al, Si, S, P.

XL3t XRF Analyzer

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Advanced features such as GPS, adjustable screen and power powerful xray tube over our XL2 line for even faster results

XL2 Goldd XRF Analyzer

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With its light element detection and robust ability to perform in almost any condition, this is the premium value unit available.

XL2 XRF Analyzer

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A large suite of elements available and features such as a camera to see the exact point of analysis, this is your value leader

XL2 Precious Metals XRF Analyzer

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Best portable analysis of gold, silver and other precious metals at a lower cost than other metals units

XL2 G XRF Analyzer

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Metal sorting on a budget. This limited suite of elements are designed for those that are looking for a low cost unit for very specific metals.

FXL XRF Analyzer

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Now your commercial lab comes to you in a powerful, fast, easy to use, and extremely mobile package. The Niton FXL Field X-ray Lab features a rugged, compact design that can be operated in the field or in your onsite lab.

DXL XRF Analyzer

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A Desktop Xray lab for jewelry and other precious metal analysis. Elegant design and fast accurate results with the lowest price


microPhazir AS

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Rapid screening of asbestos containing materials. Know within seconds if your material contains high levels of asbestos

XLp 300 XRF Analyzer

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The most trusted lead based paint analyzer on the market. With options for dust wipes and consumer goods, it’s the most full featured lead analyzer out there.