New Niton XL5 XRF Analyzer Designed to Speed and Simplify Metal Chemistry Analysis

Thermo Scientific Niton XL5 handheld XRF analyzer is smaller and lighter than existing XRF alloy analyzers

  TEWKSBURY, Mass. (Sept. 1, 2015) – 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 analyzer that is smaller and lighter than any x-ray fluorescence (XRF) alloy analyzer on the market today.

The Thermo Scientific Niton XL5 analyzer is designed to provide results rapidly and with a high level of accuracy. Weighing only 2.8 pounds (1.3 kilograms), the compact Niton XL5 analyzer enables operators to access difficult-to-reach areas to maximize 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 analyzer 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 analyzer 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 analyzer is mounted in a test stand.

The Thermo Scientific Niton XL5 analyzer 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; and
  • Improved ingress protection for rugged environments.