Designed for scrap recyclers, petrochemical plants, fabricators and quality control departments seeking to measure low concentrations of carbon in metal, along with a range of elements, Thermo Scientific's new lightweight Niton Apollo handheld LIBS analyzer features laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for speed, increased accuracy and greater mobility.
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Update to Niton XL2 XRF analyzer designed to improve productivity in scrap recycling, fabrication and PMI
The Thermo Scientific Niton XL2 handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer is now easier to use and more durable for operators and quality control personnel in scrap recycling, fabrication, PMI and other industrial applications thanks to a new design update. The Thermo Scientific Niton XL2 Plus handheld XRF analyzer, which provides elemental composition and enables metal alloy identification, is intended to allow users to conduct laboratory-quality testing in the field. The update incorporates new functionality into the original Niton XL2 analyzer that is designed to provide uninterrupted operation in harsh environments, as well as an advanced silicon drift detector (SDD) that delivers superior analytical performance.
Thermo Fisher Scientific was one of the over 250 exhibitors at this year's ISRI 2017, held in April, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The company showed off their core solutions for scrap sorting, metal and alloy analysis, including an OES benchtop spectrometer and a wide range of handheld XRF analyzers.
Scrap handling operations can be thrown into disarray when sorting isn’t done properly on the line. Whether it is metals being combined erroneously or tramp material being missed in the process, businesses need to ensure that their product – and their profit – is protected.
Managers, operators and quality control personnel in the oil and gas, power generation, automotive, aerospace and metal recycling 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.
Metals recyclers and mills that need to detect, locate and identify orphan radioactive nuclides in their incoming scrap material can now add an additional level of security using a new handheld radiation detector with nuclide identification capabilities.
Thermo Scientific Niton portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers, now including the handheld Niton XL2 GOLDD Series analyzer and the enhanced Niton XL3t GOLDD+, are designed to provide users with high levels of productivity and profitability in metals recycling.
Thermo Scientific’s newly introduced ASM IV Series Radiation Detection System is specifically designed to minimize the threat of radioactive material in a waste stream. The ASM IV Series will monitor a variety of vehicle types and scan for undesirable sources of radiation commonly found in scrap metal, allowing operators to reject loads before they can cause harm to personnel or a facility.
The handheld NITON XL3t 900 series provides highly comprehensive alloy sorting capabilities ideal for recycling and other applications. The XL3t 900 system fills the interior of its unique measurement head with pure helium, purging atmospheric air from the X-ray analysis path, and allows light element X-rays to contact its high-resolution detector.
800 series NITON handheld XRF (X-ray fluorescence) analyzers are designed for scrap metal recycling, positive material identification and other applications. The XL3 800 series provides extremely fast alloy grade identification and laboratory-quality composition analysis of metal alloys, and increased testing speed and tilting colour display enable users to increase sorting volume. Units feature waterproof, dustproof construction and rugged Lexan EXL housing.
Thermo Scientific recently introduced its second-generation, high-performance, truly nondestructive handheld analyzer for light element analysis in alloy material. With its helium-purging mechanism for direct analysis of light elements, the handheld Thermo Scientific NITON XL3t 900 Series provides highly comprehensive alloy sorting capabilities ideal for applications including recycling, as well as for manufacturers and fabricators of aluminum, copper and aerospace “superalloys.” “The XL3t 900 Series, with its helium purge measurement head, takes the analytical capabilities of handheld XRF to a new level,” said Jon Shein, director of global marketing for Thermo Scientific NITON Analyzers. “It all but eliminates the need for OES instrumentation in the field for analysis of magnesium, aluminum and silicon content in metal alloys. Increased 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, distributors and industrial consumers.” The XL3t 900 system fills the interior of its unique measurement head with pure helium, purging atmospheric air from the x-ray analysis path, and allowing light element x-rays to contact its high-resolution x-ray detector. As a result, operators can confidently measure light element alloy content with the same analyzer that they use to test high-temp alloys, and thousands of added alloy grades can now be assessed with the simple pull of a trigger.
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.
The handheld NITON XL3 800 Series Alloy Analyzers are engineered to provide 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 five times faster than the company’s previous generation of instruments.