XRF and LIBS Technology – The best of both worlds at your finger tips


PAS are able to supply both the Niton XRF and Katana LIBs technologies, meaning you are able to source the best instrument for your applications. even though there is alloys that can be analysed on both instrument, there are clear differences that will determine which instrument is best for you.




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 Niton XL5                 
Niton XRF
                  Katana LIBS



From quality control at a manufacturing plant to sorting scrap metal or identifying a failed alloy component there is a Niton hand-held XRF analyser to do the job. Many customers now demand certified materials be used, as such you need to be sure that the alloy grade and composition meets the specifications required.

If you are sorting scrap metal our range of Niton ‘guns’ give you fast, accurate metal sorting to maintain your profitability and stay ahead of the often volatile shifts in metal pricing.

Product portfolio



PAS offer a full range of Niton hand-held XRF analysers to cover the specialised analysis needs of the foundry industry. Niton hand-held XRF analysers are the ideal tool for screening incoming scrap, as well as providing quick, non-destructive chemistry and grade verification of chill castings and final product.

  • Fast, on-the-spot analysis of melt material
  • Lab-quality accuracy and precision
  • Non-destructive analysis, test final products with confidence
  • Fast, simple reporting and certification generation

Scrap metal sorting

Our value leading Niton XL2t 800 hand-held XRF analyser commonly named the “Niton gun” is the ideal tool for quick, on-the-spot analysis of up to 25 elements in a range of alloys covering stainless steel, copper alloys, nickel alloys, brasses, bronzes and a range of common metals.

Should you be looking at aluminium alloys, magnesium alloys, sulphur and phosphorous based alloys then our Niton XL2t 980 GOLDD hand-held XRF analyser is the instrument for you.

QA & QC – PMI in metal fabrication, manufacturing and engineering

The potential for material mix-ups and the need for traceability are a concern at every step in the manufacturing process.

With a global material supply chain, relying on supplier documentation cannot give you the peace of mind that the material you have is absolutely correct. The current emphasis on the supply of certified material in particular to the Petrochem, Oil, Gas and Defence sectors is paramount in enabling you to supply these industries.

When the job calls for alloy grade identification, the Niton XL2t 800 is your value choice, or when you are looking for light elements (Al-S) the Niton XL2t 980 GOLDD is the value leading performance option.

Should the need arise for even better performance, isolation and analysis of welds and very small samples or greater flexibility with your analytical needs, the Niton XL3t 800 and Niton XL3t 980 GOLDD+ offer a wider array of standard and available options.

Bio-Pharmaceutical, food and medical

Bio-pharmaceutical, food and medical engineering specifications require complete traceability of critical stainless steel and titanium components. Currently, many facilities use mill certification and heat stamps to ensure validation of these components. However, these have shown to be unreliable in some cases, resulting in some facilities shifting toward verification using hand-held Niton XRF analysis.

The Niton XL2t 800, Niton XL2t 980 GOLDD, Niton XL3t 800 and Niton XL3t 980 GOLDD+ give you the ability to test critical components in-situ and on-site saving time, money and minimising any potential mix ups or incorrectly supplied materials.

Flow accelerated corrosion (FAC)

FAC is a complex process influenced by a number of variables. However, both laboratory testing and plant experience have shown that material composition, particularly trace chromium content, is the most important variable influencing FAC.

Utilising a Niton hand-held XRF analyser enables detection of trace alloy content in carbon steel piping and components for more effective and efficient planning of inspection protocols, reducing downtime, saving costs and reducing potential accidents.

The Niton range of hand-held XRF analysers set the standard for monitoring trace alloy content of carbon steel piping where FAC is a concern.

  • Lowest published detection limits for Cr, Cu, Ni and Mo in carbon steel
  • Fastest non-destructive analysis
  • Rugged, lightweight, point and shoot simplicity

Alloy Products

Agilent 4500 Series Portable FTIR

The Agilent 4500 Series Portable FTIR Spectrometers are portable analyzers that support efforts associated with at site analysis of incoming materials and outgoing finished products in the chemical, food and polymer industries. They are also ideal for proactive maintenance programs of high value equipment and machinery in construction and power production industries. Exceedingly compact, easy … read more.

Agilent 4300 Handheld FTIR

The 4300 Handheld FTIR is the first of its kind employing lightweight ergonomics, ease of use, ruggedness, and flexibility into one system. The 4300 weighs in at approximately 2kg. With its lighter weight and new design, the ergonomics of the system make it ideal for field use and deployment into non-laboratory situations. A variety of … read more.

Rigaku Katana

Katana KT - 100 The Katana LIBS analyzer is simply the best handheld LIBS analyzer, for scrap metal sorting, positive material identification and metals quality assurance during the entire fabrication process. Integrating proprietary Breakthrough Laser Ablation & Detection Engine (BLADE™) technology into a durable, fit-for-purpose platform, provides users with advantages that weren’t previously attainable, such as: … read more.


XRF and LIBS Technology - The best of both worlds at your finger tips   PAS are able to supply both the Niton XRF and Katana LIBs technologies, meaning you are able to source the best instrument for your applications. even though there is alloys that can be analysed on both instrument, there are clear differences that … read more.

Fluxana Standard and Preparation

Fluxana deliver all types of accessories, such as cups, foils, chemicals and calibration standards, to the users of XRF. Additionally we offer a wide range of sample preparation equipment including fusion equipment, mills and presses.           Standards XRF analytical instruments require certified reference materials to establish a calibration curve ensuring the analysis of inorganic compositions of a substance … read more.

Rigaku LIBS Agilent FTIR

Rigaku Analytical Devices Rigaku Analytical Devices is leading with innovation to pioneer a portfolio of handheld and portable spectroscopic analyzers for use in the protection of public health and safety, aid in the advancement of scientific and academic study, enable the recycle and reuse of metal alloys, and ensure quality of key metal alloy components in … read more.

Niton XRF

Get lab-quality results with user-friendly portable  analyzers — anywhere, anytime, under any condition.   Precious Metals     Scrap    PMI     NDT Exploration     Mining     Environmental RoHS     Waste Sorting     Hazmat   Thermo Scientific™ portable analytical instruments deliver instant, actionable data for quick decision making in critical situations. Combining sophisticated technologies and an incredibly easy-to-use interface, our portable analyzers provide rapid, reliable chemical identification … read more.

Niton XL2100G General Metal Analyzer

Get immediate, nondestructive elemental analysis of alloy materials from titanium to nickel with the Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ XL2100G General Metal Analyzer. The XL2100G analyzer is a practical, cost-effective solution that offers fast analysis for general alloy identification, basic fabrication, and scrap metal sorting. This high value, high performance analyzer features advanced electronics  yet it is … read more.

Niton XL5

Put the Future of Fast, Accurate, Expanded Alloy ID in Your Hands Powerful alloy verification  is within your reach with the new Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ XL5 Analyzer. This lightweight, ergonomically designed handheld X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyzer offers a new level of speed, accuracy and productivity to metal recyclers, fabricators and PMI inspectors. The XL5 analyzer’s compact design … read more.

Instrument Rentals

PAS offer the opportunity to rent reliable, fully serviced Niton XRF Analysers for short or long term periods for Mining, Environmental and Alloy sectors. Perhaps you would like to trial an instrument for a new application? Or you are an existing customer that requires a second unit for a short time? Here at PAS we offer … read more.

Niton XL3t 980 GOLDD+

The Niton XL3t 980 GOLDD+ hand-held XRF analyser is our ultimate performance and feature instrument used throughout the manufacturing, fabrication, engineering and scrap recycling industry to determine positive material identification. With the Niton XL3t 980 GOLDD+ you don’t have to risk your business or your reputation on the accuracy of supplier documentation or miss analyse … read more.

Niton XL2t 800

The Niton XL2t 800 hand-held XRF analyser or “Niton Gun” as it is commonly known is our value leader instrument for metal alloy identification. With its bright yellow colour and rugged construction the XL2t 800 is the perfect tool for engineering companies, fabrication operations, production facilities and scrap recycling. Ruggedised for harsh industrial environments and a … read more.