Handheld alloy analyzers extremely quick and accurate
The 800 series is the third generation of NITON handheld XRF analyzers designed for scrap metal recycling, positive material identification and metal fabrication and manufacturing applications. The NITON XL3 800 Series provides extremely fast alloy grade identification and laboratory-quality composition analysis of metal alloys. Typical time for routine positive grade identification is less than two seconds – as much as four times faster than the previous generation of instruments. “The NITON XL3t 800 features a 50 kilovolt, two-watt x-ray tube, the highest powered x-ray tube ever offered in a handheld XRF analyzer, as well as advanced electronics that enable a host of new features directly benefiting the customer,” said Jon Shein, Thermo Fisher Scientific’s director of global marketing for Thermo Scientific NITON Analyzers. “Elevated base metal prices, combined with globalized trade in scrap metal, alloy stock and finished products have increased the costs of alloy mix-ups – to suppliers, distributorsand industrial consumers.” The NITON XL3 800 Series is available in a range of configurations and with an assortment of optional features and accessories to suit a wide variety of analytical needs. In scrap recycling specifically, the XL3’s increased testing speed, along with the tilting colour display enable the user to increase sorting volume as much as tenfold compared to earlier technology. Also, with waterproof, dustproof construction and rugged Lexan EXL housing, the NITON XL3 800 Series is built for use in tough environments.